Iran bans female actors to work over hijab violations

12:02 AM | 26 Oct, 2023
Iran bans female actors to work over hijab violations

Iranian official authorities banned a number of female actors from working who failed to follow the Islamic republic's strict dress code mainly the mandatory headscarves, according to an official statement released on Wednesday.

"Those who do not follow the law, will not be allowed to work," Iran's Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili announced to Iranian media after the weekly cabinet meeting.

On Tuesday, Iranian media found actors Taraneh Alidoosti, Katayoun Riahi and Fatemeh Motamed-Aria to be violating Hijab laws and issued that they "will not be allowed to play roles in movies."

Alidoosti and Riahi were among the public figures who were briefly detained during last year's protests over the death in custody of 22-year-old Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini, who was arrested for allegedly violating Iran's female dress code.

Amini's death triggered worldwide, months-long protests which the authorities labelled as "riots" prompted by foreign governments.

Following Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, covering the neck and head has been compulsory for women since 1983.

In September, politicians voted to toughen the penalties for dress code violation which include jail sentences of up to 10 years for women.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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