Extremist groups gather outside Karan Johar's house as 48-hour deadline comes to an end

01:28 PM | 27 Sep, 2016
Extremist groups gather outside Karan Johar's house as 48-hour deadline comes to an end
MUMBAI - Indian extremist groups have gathered outside Producer Karan Johar’s house for supporting Pakistani artists, Indian Media reported.

The police have beefed up security outside his home but no statement has been released by Karan over this matter yet.

Karan Johar, who had voiced in favor of Pakistani artists working in Bollywood, had been facing criticism from the MNS party. Johar said that banishing Pakistani artists will not eradicate terrorism.

Read More:Fawad Khan secretly leaves India amid threats from extremist groups

MNS leader Shalini Thackeray who led the agitation said “These Pakistani artistes gain fame and money in India and till date have not spoken against Pakistan for encouraging terrorism. If Johar feels so much, let him migrate to Pakistan and make films there,” Hindustan Times reported.

Read More:Pakistani artists asked to leave India in 48-hours

MNS activists had submitted a memorandum to Johar’s office.In the letter, it warned Johar that just as he had creative liberty to make films with Pakistani artistes, MNS Extremist would also ensure it is not screened in the theaters.

The MNS has been notorious for public vandalism in the cases where its demands have not been met. It had torn down posters and vandalised cinema halls showing Shah Rukh Khan’s “My name is Khan.”

Hamza Rao is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan. He can be reached at He tweets at @HamzaRaoxxx


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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