Hira Mani shares video apology after controversial comments on Dua Zehra case

07:28 PM | 27 Jul, 2022
Hira Mani shares video apology after controversial comments on Dua Zehra case
Source: Hira Mani (Instagram)

Pakistani actress, Hira Mani, has a knack for sharing her opinion which may infuriate netizens and this happened as social media users trolled actor for making some irresponsible comments on a sensitive case.

The actor stirred controversy after she said she doesn't want Dua Zehra — a Karachi girl who was reported as kidnapped in April but later found to have purportedly 'eloped' in Punjab — and her supposed husband Zaheer to part ways.

However, the Do Bol star regretted it and shared a video clip as she lamented on stepping into the matter. Hira said she got little knowledge about the case after watching some of the interviews of the young couple during a vacation in UAE.

She regretted irking the masses, saying it’s the public who makes stars and there is no shame in apologizing when one is wrong.

The teary-eyed starlet continued saying that she was shocked when her husband, who is also an actor, guided her that the case is about early marriage and alleged abduction.

She added that it also hurt as she is also a mother and admitted that it was her failure to know the actual facts behind the story which sparked a controversy.

The Mere Paas Tum Ho star also extended sympathies to the parents of Dua Zehra and mentioned some of his friends and family members who backed her in hard times and asked her to clear the air amid sharp criticism.

Pakistani actor responded after she drew backlash with netizens coming down hard on her for ‘irresponsible statement’.

It all started when Hira prayed for the teenager and her husband Zaheer to never grow apart. Keeping in mind how the teenage girl had been reported missing by her parents from Karachi but later discovered in Punjab after eloping, the prayer was deemed insensitive.

Fellow actress Mansha Pasha also joined the bandwagon and subtly hinted at Hira's confounding remarks. Mansha’s comments were unsurprising given that her husband, lawyer Jibran Nasir, pleaded the case on behalf of the teenager’s father.

The actor was quick to defend herself stating that “I am not politically right but emotionally correct,” Further adding, “That’s why I am Hira Mani.” Hira followed up with another cryptic post, “A head full of fears has no space for dreams”.

In the meantime, Dua Zehra has been brought to Karachi as per court orders with further proceedings in the case expected to take place next week. Zehra approached the court seeking shelter as she did not wish to stay with Zaheer any longer.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar remained stable and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 8 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.71
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan increase; Check out latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan increased as the yellow metal witnessed an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 8 December 2023

On Friday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,390.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,050 each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Friday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (8 December 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,583


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