Adnan Siddiqui asks Sajal Aly not to 'stoke unnecessary controversy' over his national anthem remarks

Web Desk 06:36 PM | 26 Nov, 2022
Adnan Siddiqui asks Sajal Aly not to 'stoke unnecessary controversy' over his national anthem remarks
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Amidst controversies, Lux Style Awards made headlines after Abdul Wahab Bugti and Shehzad Roy performed a rendition of Pakistan's national anthem.

Adnan Siddiqui took to social media to voice his concerns regarding the performance and termed it disrespectful. The Meray Paas Tum Ho actor wrote a lengthy message for his followers, questioning the extent of "creative liberties" involved in the renditions of the national anthem. 

"Is it appropriate to take creative liberties with our National Anthem, which was composed to instil in us patriotism and remind us of our nation’s glory? Does our Constitution permit anyone to improvise/remix the Tarana in the guise of creativity? It’s always played in the original rendition at matches, tournaments, other state functions," Siddiqui wrote.

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"At a famous award show, artists however, fiddle with the National symbol and possibly get away with it too. Personally, I find ‘remix’ of the Tarana disrespectful. Thoughts? #respectnationalsymbols," he concluded.

Shortly after Siddiqui's post went viral, Sajal Aly shared her stance on the ongoing discussion. She posted Instagram Stories where she highlighted how the "rendition" of the national anthem is "inclusive of historically marginalised groups" and a far more patriotic act as it displays the idea of unity and love.

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"Pakistan's diversity makes it beautiful. A rendition of the National Anthem that is inclusive of historically marginalised groups is far more patriotic than imposing a rigid and unitary idea of how to show love for our country and its people," wrote Aly.

Responding to Sajal, Siddiqui shared how a set "protocol is followed for national symbols". "This protocol is to be followed for national symbols, the respect accorded to them much so that the first alphabets of the national anthem are in upper case," noted Siddiqui.

"What next because we are creative and should celebrate diversity? Hoist the National Flag upside down and design our own version of the emblem?" Siddiqui concluded the discussion by clarifying how he has not mentioned any artist names in his original post, therefore Aly should not "stoke unnecessary controversy".

Moreover, Farhan Saeed also came out with a disagreement and said that there are already plenty of things on Pakistan’s Not To Do list and we do not need to add to it more.

Pakistani actor and producer Aijaz Aslam too came forward in support of Adnan Siddiqui. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, "I think @adnanactor has a valid point in this recent argument, what he actually meant was …‘Not to fix something which is already perfect’ . Samajh tou gaye hongay Aap Sab"

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 03, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 272.25 273.25
Euro EUR 297.32 297.65
UK Pound Sterling GBP 333.31 333.61
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420


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