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PML-N's Miftah Ismail faces online backlash for wiping nose with Sania Ashiq’s dupatta

10:39 AM | 25 Mar, 2022
PML-N's Miftah Ismail faces online backlash for wiping nose with Sania Ashiq’s dupatta
Source: Miftah Ismail (Instagram)

ISLAMABAD – A bizarre video of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Miftah Ismail in which he apparently can be seen wiping his nose with dupatta of a party fellow has triggered a hot discussion online with some netizens flacking him over the act.

The widely shared clip shows Ismail standing behind Sania Ashiq during a press conference of PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz when he is spotted wiping his nose with social media users believing the dupatta of Ashiq.

It can also be seen in the video that Sania Ashiq slightly moves forward after what neitizens say she went uncomfortable following Ismail’s act.

Twitter users are terming the act harassment of women at public places and demanding apology from the PML-N leader.

A user wrote: “#MaryamNawaz, why is your Twitter silent ?. @MiftahIsmail violated Sania Ashiq personal space repeatedly. She looks so uncomfortable. He used her dupatta to wipe his nose twice. This is the kind of misogyny,bullying & harassment women face in public places. No condemnation”.

A user named Maleeha Manzoor said. “Seriously, shame on Miftah Ismail! Women in politics are discouraged by men like these. Can only hope tht PMLN or Maryam Nawaz will for once take a stand. Never took one on their members attacking/disrespecting those from other parties but will at least speak 4 one of their own!”

Following the backlash, Ismail took to Twitter to clear the air.

“A video shows me wiping my face with my sister @SaniaaAshiq’s dupatta. As seen, I reached in my pocket, got a tissue & wiped my face. 2nd time I unknowingly picked up her dupatta on the tissue to wipe my face. Of course I apologised to her when I saw it,” Ismail wrote.

However, the debate is still on as Twitter users are not ready to accept his clarification as one user wrote, “This tissue you speak of, is it sewn to your sleeves?”

https://twitter.com/kochiyanoameerA/status/1506849679576690692

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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