'I want a MODERN girl from media, even an actress would do': Nasir KhanJan's Exclusive heart-to-heart with Daily Pakistan Global

02:22 PM | 28 Nov, 2016
'I want a MODERN girl from media, even an actress would do': Nasir KhanJan's Exclusive heart-to-heart with Daily Pakistan Global

Talking to Nasir Khanjan was an eye-opener, for us and for all those who think all these social media celebrities don't hold any substance. To those we'd like to say: Nasir Khanjan is a graduate in IR (International Relations).

In an exclusive interview with Daily Pakistan Global, Nasir Khanjan stated that he is '100% male, would want to get married to a nice woman of his choice & have lots of kids.'

A man who has been stamped in the eyes of people as a transgender, as gay, says that he is anything BUT.

Speaking on the topic of WHY he chose to make silly videos of himself to entertain people (pointing out to the carrots and tomatoes), Khanjan replied, "because I have applied to different fields and different places for jobs, and I am unable to get a job. If I had a job, I wouldn't be making a 'tamasha' of myself on social media just to earn money. Now, it is the only means to my livelihood. Why should I feel sorry for it?"

Khanjan was then asked if he had faced any issues since he went viral on social media, following the case of Qandeel Baloch & honour killings, he stated, "media portrays a negative image of a person just to get ratings. A couple of reporters came to interview me, and they published completely DIFFERENT things about me, as opposed to what I said. Now I am facing harassment in my own locality, I cannot even step out of the house because I fear for my life. I went to the market place a couple of days back and a man randomly attacked my head with a stone. He hit it and it started to bleed, and I don't know why he would do that. How have I harmed him, or his loved ones? How have I upset him? I don't know why people don't let others live in peace."

Nasir KhanJan says it's difficult for him to step out of the house now, due to these threats. He faces threats out walking on the street, and he faces hate speech. But he continues to be strong, and face the world.

"I make money from these videos, I sell them to different people and pages, who then make them available on the internet with their watermark. People enjoy them, tag their friends, people are entertained. I'm not doing anything vulgar, why should I be ashamed of myself? I am giving them health tips with my carrot and tomato videos."

Nasir Khanjan is a resident of Mardan. His family consists of 8 sisters and 4 brothers. Speaking on the topic of his father, he stated that his dad used to be a popular doctor of this area. Later, after he passed away, his mother was the sole provider for the household, and he thought of supporting her in earning money. Being unable to land a decent job, social media was his last resort, as he always had a flar for acting and entertaining people, even during his childhood.

"My father used to be a famous doctor in the area, but he passed away a while ago. Now it's just my mother and us siblings. I'm the youngest in my brothers, 2 brothers live separate and 1 lives with us."

Nasir KhanJan further revealed that he wanted to host morning shows.

"It keeps your routine in check and I could be more popular that way, I believe. Although I would want to land a show from Mardan, if I find the opportunity, I wouldn't mind going to Islamabad for work too. I want to represent my area and my community, and make them proud of me."

He further stated that he wanted to take interviews of celebrities, and gain knowledge from their experiences. Nasir found all of that to be pretty exciting, being a graduate of International Relations.

A very frustrated Nasir took to social media to make money, after being rejected at various jobs even being a Masters graduate. "Mardan is a very conservative society, if they find anyone even the slightest different they don't accept him/her. Over here, there's not alot of awareness of social media also, so the few who know are ridiculed and mocked, because I have awareness and I'm making money out of it."

On the kind of girl he wants:

Khanjan was unhesitant in telling us about the kind of girl he wants, wanting to make sure we get his message through so that the girl of his dreams can know he is looking for her. "The girl of my dreams should belong to media. She should have a fairly modern mindset, and shouldn't be conservative at all. Even an actress would do," he stated, saying it is better if she's an actress.

On his message to his fans and followers:

"My message to people is: if you have talent, and a passion to keep going, then just be consistent and work hard. Dil se mehnat karain, apko raasta zaroor milega (work hard straight from the heart, and you will definitely find your way)."

The question that lies before us:

How many of us Pakistanis are unemployed, looking for jobs, and fairly frustrated of our condition? How many of us are going to resort to literally anything to make money? Khanjan believes if he isn't hurting anyone's sentiments, entertaining people and putting a smile on their faces, walking out with money is not a crime at the end of the day. Ofcourse, social media is still better than resorting to crime, robbery and killing people. How many of us would beg to differ? Find our unempolyed youth a job and then we'll talk.



Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check latest rates here

Pakistani rupee witnessed upward trajectort against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Wednesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.7 for buying and 286.75 for selling.

Euro remained stable at 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate increased to 361 for buying, and 364 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.6 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 6 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.7  286.75 
Euro EUR 309  312 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 361  364 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.6 78.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.58 766.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.41 41.81
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.49 36.84
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 923.13 932.13
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.97 61.57
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.89 177.89
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.68 26.98
Omani Riyal OMR 740.01 748.01
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.36 79.06
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.45 27.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.09 8.24

Gold price sees major drop in Pakistan; Check today gold rates - 6 Dec 2023

KARACHI – Gold prices in the local market continue to decline in line with the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 6 December 2023

On Wednesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,100. 

Each tola for 24 karat is Rs216,700, 22 Karat is Rs198,640, and 21 karat rate per tola is Rs189,613 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,525.00 for single tola.

In the global market, the precious metal moved down, and hovers around $2023 per ounce after drop of around $10.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Karachi PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Islamabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Peshawar PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Quetta PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Sialkot PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Attock PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Gujranwala PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Jehlum PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Multan PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Bahawalpur PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Gujrat PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Nawabshah PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Chakwal PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Hyderabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Nowshehra PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Sargodha PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Faisalabad PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625
Mirpur PKR 219,400 PKR 2,625


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