Indian comedian Munawar Faruqui booked for smoking Hookah in Mumbai bar raid

10:34 AM | 27 Mar, 2024
Indian comedian Munawar Faruqui booked for smoking Hookah in Mumbai bar raid
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NEW DELHI – Police in Indian commercial capital Mumbai conducted a raid and detained standup comedian and Bigg Boss 17 winner Munawar Faruqui among several others for consuming tobacco-based hookah at a local.

The police team raided a hookah bar and lodged a case over a dozen people including including Faruqui, for smoking hookah. Cops alleged that tobacco was being smoked and registered an offence under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act at the local MRA Marg police station.

BiggBoss 14 Winner was briefly arrested and was then released along with 14 people. The internet sensation dropped a selfie, posing in blue T-shirt. Tired and travelling, he captioned the post.

Munawar Iqbal is an Indian stand-up comedian, and internet celebrity. He amassed huge following after sharing stand-up comedy cclips online. He also participated in reality TV shows like Lock Upp, which he won in 2022, and Bigg Boss 17, where he emerged as the winner in 2023.

In his personal life, Faruqui married Jasmine in 2017, but they divorced in 2022, and they have a five-year-old son. He started dating social media influencer Nazila Sitaishi in December 2021, but their relationship ended in a public breakup in December 2023, with Sitaishi accusing him of cheating.

Munwar Faruqui was earlier arrested for making controversial jokes about deities. He was granted bail after spending 37 days in jail.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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