Name of Pakistani film 'Javed Iqbal' changed, resubmitted to censor board for approval

Web Desk 11:19 PM | 27 Mar, 2023
Name of Pakistani film 'Javed Iqbal' changed, resubmitted to censor board for approval
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Pakistani film director Abu Aleeha is refusing to give up on the release of his film previously titled Javed Iqbal despite facing several hurdles. After making cuts and changing the name to Kukri, he is re-submitting the film for the censor board's approval.

Speaking to a local media outlet, the director shared the story behind the change of the film's title and said that it was based on the nickname of the protagonist, Javed Iqbal, who was mocked due to the unusual way he sat.

Aleeha also said that they had no distributors the last time the production house decided to release the film independently, but now they have joined hands with 'Everyday Pictures' and will be sending the film to the Censor Board.

Aleeha mentioned that they have an understanding of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the new management of the censor board in the federal government. The film has been given suggestions for improvement, including changing the name. 

Once it passes the censor board’s check, Aleeha plans to showcase the film between Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha.

The film was initially set to release in October 2021 but was delayed multiple times, first to December 2021, and then to January 28, 2022. However, the release was further postponed after the Punjab government halted its release. Despite these never-ending obstacles, Kukri had its world premiere at a UK film festival and was selected for the Berlin International Art Film Festival.

Aleeha has also announced plans to release an uncensored version of the film on an OTT platform and is currently working on a sequel scheduled to release in the summer. The film has been produced by Javed Ahmed Kakepoto.

Kukri's story is based on the notorious serial killer Javed Iqbal and the screenplay has been written by the director himself. The cast and crew attended the film's Karachi premiere at Nueplex Cinema on January 25, 2022, where it received positive reviews.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on May 29, 2023

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 May 29, 2023 (Monday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 307.9 311.15
Euro EUR 330 333
UK Pound Sterling GBP 381 384.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.6 85.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.6 83.4
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 762.21 770.21
Canadian Dollar CAD 225.5 227.5
China Yuan CNY 40.6 41
Danish Krone DKK 41.39 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.6 36.95
Indian Rupee INR 3.47 3.58
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.20
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 932.2 941.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.42 63.02
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.98 178.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.14 26.44
Omani Riyal OMR 744.58 752.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.73 79.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 215 217
Swedish Korona SEK 26.73 27.03
Swiss Franc CHF 316.34 318.84
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 29 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,800 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs202,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 235,800 PKR 2,505
Karachi PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Islamabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Peshawar PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Quetta PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Sialkot PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Attock PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Gujranwala PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Jehlum PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Multan PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Bahawalpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Gujrat PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Nawabshah PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Chakwal PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Hyderabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Nowshehra PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Sargodha PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Faisalabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505
Mirpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,505


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