After Agha Noor and Sapphire's success, Bilawal launches lawn line

05:41 PM | 29 Dec, 2015
After Agha Noor and Sapphire's success, Bilawal launches lawn line
After the raging (literally) successes of Sapphire and (more recently) Agha Noor, the PPP co-chairman is yet another big name to swim with the tide and appears prepared to handle the volatile market of female clothing in Pakistan. When asked of the original inspiration behind this incredible venture, he answered:
“You see, “he said “my mother made me memorize many important words, of which Roti, Kapra, Makaan were the most important. What these three words signify, I still do not understand but I think that the last two words (Kapra and Makaan) are the ones we need to pay attention to. So I have decided to open a kapra makaan.”

The name of the brand, BB, is geared to evoke nostalgia and confusion amongst middle aged Pakistani women, who are growing increasingly disillusioned with politics, diverting their energies to Lawn sales. As always, the kho-chairman had no reservations in claiming that the motivation and drive for this project was the ‘Qurbanian’ given by his forefathers. In fact, he claims that the name of the brand ‘BB’ came to him while he was giving a(nother) speech about the qurbanian of Benazir Bhutto. “It is also a cute coincidence” he said, “that my initials are BB so that works well”.

According to reports, the name ‘Baby B’ was also initially considered but eventually refuted since it sounds like an Arab saying PPP. Bilawal himself was quick to distance this project from any political affiliations and admitted that though the marketing strategy would be similar, it is unlikely that respected politicians like Qaim Ali Shah and Manzoor Wassan will be spotted in BB lawn anytime soon.

However, the political prowess of this Oxford graduate should not be underestimated given recent endeavors such as the Sindh festival helping revive PPP as a household name. Held in Mohonjedaro, the event was a ‘smashing’ success and if not the rave that Sindh deserved, the rave that it dearly needed (yes that was a superman reference).

When finally asked about what exactly he meant by ‘Qurbanian’, he answered: ‘pichle bakra eid, hamaray paas ek chota sa bakra tha, uss ka naam teddy tha, aur woh bohat shauq se...’
No wonder Sheikh Rashid called him ‘funny kharabi wala larka’

Zeeshan Iftakhar is a student of Law at LUMS and a keen admirer of qeemay walay naan.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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