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Arooj Aftab becomes the first Pakistani to be featured on New York's Times Square

07:24 PM | 26 Mar, 2022
Arooj Aftab becomes the first Pakistani to be featured on New York's Times Square
Source: @aroojaftabmusic (Instagram)

Pakistani-American singer Arooj Aftab has added another jewel to her crown as the two-time Grammy nominee becomes the first Pakistani artist to be featured on Times Square Billboard as Spotify’s Ambassador for 'EQUAL Pakistan'.

Making the nation proud, Aftab is representing female creators of Pakistan at a global level. She has become a household name with her singing skills.

The Mohabbat singer is being featured as the platform's 'EQUAL Artist of the Month' on the digital billboard ad in New York as a part of a global campaign.

"I am extremely excited to be the first Ambassador of EQUAL Pakistan because this kind of well-structured program will help uplift women in the audio industry of Pakistan." said the singer.

Taking to Instagram, Arooj penned a heartwarming note to celebrate her achievement which read, "All day, only today, on rotation, at every New Yorkers favorite hang, Times Square. Thank you @spotify @spotifypakistan this is definitely epic", 

Moreover, Aftab has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Artist and Best Global Performance category. Her work is being appreciated and she is elated about her music being recognised.

The 37-year-old vocalist is globally known for her unique singing style. Earlier, she was also featured in former US president, Barack Obama's playlist of music he enjoyed listening to during the summer of 2021.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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