The report further stated that the singer has been ordered to pay EGP 5,000 ($283) bail until further notice along with an additional fine of EGP 10,000 ($566.)
Abdel-Wahab has been sentenced after a video of her was released where she made a joke to a fan about how drinking water from the Nile would make them sick. The video in question went viral and the Egyptian populace was not amused.
The video, released way back in 2016 shows a fan asking the singer to sing her famous song,"Mashrebtesh min Nelha" which roughly translates to: "Have you ever drank the water of the Nile."
The actress then made the grave mistake of jokingly saying "I would catch Bilharzia ... better drink Evian instead."
The singer almost immediately issued an apology afterwards but was still temporarily banned from any performances in Egypt.
News of the sentence has been making rounds online, with people in favor of or opposing the decision;
It’s a river for F*** sake it’s not going to be offended or get upset is it , it’s time these countries moved into the 21st century .— Don steele (@donaldsteele58) February 27, 2018
What she said is absolutely a truth. That judge should be punished instead.— شمع جبین راجہ (@ShamaJabeen) February 27, 2018
I don't think any judge should be able to sentence her, and no lawyer can file a case against her, until they personally go and drink unfiltered Nile water: Egypt's Sherine sentenced to prison over Nile joke https://t.co/KILlfhdj4I— Kareem Shaheen (@kshaheen) February 28, 2018
ياريتها كان هذا قصدها انها تشير لتلوث النيل كان يكون ايجابى لكن فى حفلة وعلى الملأ وهى خارج مصر هذا غير مقبول لأنه لم يكن إيجابية بل استظراف وبتتمسخر على بلدها— Abd Alhamed Alhofy (@AlhamedAlhofy) February 28, 2018
"She insulted and mocked her country in a foreign place, that is not acceptable. Her comment wasn't meant to bring attention to the issue, she just wanted to make fun of it."
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 February 4, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||337.01||337.71|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||34.19||34.54|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.25||175.25|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Karachi||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Islamabad||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Peshawar||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Quetta||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Sialkot||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Attock||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Gujranwala||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Jehlum||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Multan||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Gujrat||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Nawabshah||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Chakwal||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Hyderabad||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Nowshehra||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Sargodha||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Faisalabad||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Mirpur||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|