How far will Aamir Liaquat go to beat ARY?

04:22 PM | 29 Jun, 2016
How far will Aamir Liaquat go to beat ARY?
There is clearly no man on television more base than Aamir Liaquat. He struts around the set and takes obvious pleasure in being a bully. He gleefully withholds prizes or throws them in people’s faces. Watch a clip from his most recently controversial episode and marvel as he re-enacts a girl committing suicide. He hangs his head over the railing, sticks his tongue out at the camera and dramatically rolls his eyes. It is enough to make anyone cringe.

It is likely that not a lot of people noticed what Aamir Liaquat was getting up to in that particular episode because they were all too busy watching Fahad Mustafa, the new golden boy of post iftar entertainment TV. Mustafa, model, actor and now host of Jeeto Pakistan, is good looking and eminently likable. Mustafa’s show airs on ARY while Liaquat hosts Inam Ghar on Geo. The two shows run on a similar format; contestants win sponsored prizes by answering random questions, playing games or sometimes even just because they’re cute or old or particularly demanding. However according to a Daily Pakistan's analysis, Fahad Mustafa’s show is more popular than Aamir Liaquat’s this year.

There could be many reasons for this but only one is truly convincing. For years we have put up with Aamir Liaquat because despite his rudeness, bullying tendencies and obvious insincerity, he took pains to come across as devout and also to market Inam Ghar as religious entertainment. However, this is the year that Liaquat – in a bizarre attempt to keep ratings high- has decided to let go of his religious persona and so has lost what people liked most about him. Perhaps he could have recovered from this unexpected turn of events had this also not been the year that Mustafa truly learnt how to host a game show. Jeeto Pakistan is fueled by and has succeeded because of his positive energy and jovial antics.

Yes, entertainment television is brutal. People clamor for the chance to win cell phones, motorbikes, and Umrah tickets, and the hosts dangle prizes in front of them like bait. Game shows are built on the dream that ordinary people can also be winners. Indeed, a lot of Mustafa’s charm lies in his ability to make people feel like champions while Liaquat simply throws prizes at them. Regardless, we all know that those walking away with prizes are hardly the biggest winners. Television networks, celebrity hosts and established brands make unimaginable amounts of money thanks to shows such as Jeeto Pakistan. And this is why Ramazan shows are not going anywhere anytime soon.

Because entertainment television is so obviously brutal and there is no way this is going to change anytime soon, I derive great pleasure in watching Aamir Liaquat buckle under the pressure of being entertaining. Of knowing that people are slowly starting to look away from him and prefer to watch someone else host a show that wouldn’t even have existed if he hadn’t come up with the format in the first place. I chuckle at the ridiculous outfits Aamir Liaquat now wears, snicker at his attempts to be funny. Go back to that last clip. Try to forget for a second that it is insensitive and horrifying. You will see a man fumble for the respect he persuaded people into giving him, a man who knows he has reached the pinnacle of his career and that it can only get worse from here.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 Dec  2023

Pakistani rupee's value remained stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Monday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro rate stands at 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound GBP rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED currently hovers around 77.45 while rate of Saudi Riyal stands at 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 4 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues

The gold remained under pressure as the precious metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 4 December 2023

On the first day of the week, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,000 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,043 

A single tola of 22-karat gold costs Rs170,539, while 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs. 192,325 and the price of 18k gold is Rs164,850.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2086, gaining $14.44 on Monday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Karachi PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Islamabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Peshawar PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Quetta PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sialkot PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Attock PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujranwala PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Jehlum PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Multan PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Bahawalpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujrat PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nawabshah PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Chakwal PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Hyderabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nowshehra PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sargodha PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Faisalabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Mirpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720


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