'Pakistan's Toughest Woman' is awaiting Oscar glory!

11:06 AM | 25 Nov, 2017
'Pakistan's Toughest Woman' is awaiting Oscar glory!
LAHORE - On a hot August noon in 2005 when 200 armed men surrounded their house, Nazo Dharejo along with her sisters prepared for battle as they collected their Kalashnikov and puny stock of ammunition and climbed to the roof.

Nazo Dharejo, earned title for 'Pakistan's Toughest Woman' with what followed the battle. Soon it became a story of interest for a film and right now is competing along Hollywood's thrillers including Angelina Jolie's First They Killed My Father and Joachim Trier's Thelma.

"I will kill them or die here but never retreat," Dharejo, now in her late 40s, recalled saying as assailants attacked her home.

Dharejo refused to follow the norm and went out to fight for what was right. She and her family educated their daughters and fought off the relatives who were laying claim to her inheritance.

"It kept intensifying. Five, six murders took place and in 1992 my brother was also murdered," Dharejo said.

A five-year legal battle over the land eventually saw her foes pay half a million PKR ($4,800) in compensation and offer a public apology — an act of utmost disgrace in rural (Sindh) Pakistan.

Dharejo's story became of interest to British-born Pakistani filmmaker, Sarmad Masud in 2013. Sarmad then made

In 2013 Dharejo's story came to the attention of a British-born Pakistani filmmaker, Sarmad Masud. Sarmad then made 98-minute Urdu-language film version of Dharejo's story starring Sohai Abro, called My Pure Land.

The film has now entered UK's official entry in the Oscar's foreign language category.

"She has become such a huge tree spreading soothing shade to the people around her," said Zulfiqar Dharejo (Nazo's husband). People in the locality call Nazo a "Waderi" now (feudal lady).


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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