Ajoka theater's play "Kaun Banega Badshah" is written and directed by Shahid Nadeem while the story board depicts the problems being faced by the common people at the hands of the privileged elite in the existing form of democracy in Pakistan.
It is an entertaining and humorous presentation and has four lead characters. The play is based on a game show hosted by "Big Boss" who is assisted by a well-spoken assistant "Nizam". The cast includes Nayab Faiza, Usman Raj, Omar Dar, Ahsan Murad, Sohail Tariq, Qaiser Ali, Yaqub Masih, Aamir Sahotra and Shehzad Sadiq.
The play emphasizes the importance of voting and ballot and is about the dynastic rule in the name of democracy and the importance of meaningful participation of the masses in the democratic process. This
issue is being debated at the highest level and the lowest. the game still hangs in the balance.
The story is designed as a game show conducted by a mysterious host and participated by four kids of the ruling families. The show is full of weird games, funny situations, song and dance but retains
its serious hard-hitting message.
It is full of satirical songs and dances but it has a strong social message like all Ajoka plays which focus on socially-meaningful theater and thus contribute to the struggle for a secular, humane,
just and egalitarian society in Pakistan.
The plays of Ajoka strive to promote theater in Pakistan by blending traditional theater forms with modern techniques and provide entertainment which has a social relevance, said the organizers
of the show.
Ajoka, which pioneered the theater movement in Pakistan, was set up in 1983 by a group of young people led by Madeeha Gauhar, a TV actress and theater director. Since then Ajoka has been continuously
performing socially-meaningful plays within Pakistan and abroad.
The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.
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 May 29, 2023 (Monday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||381||384.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.6||36.95|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.98||178.98|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,800 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs202,160.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
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 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Karachi||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Islamabad||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Peshawar||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Quetta||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Sialkot||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Attock||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Gujranwala||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Jehlum||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Multan||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Gujrat||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Nawabshah||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Chakwal||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Hyderabad||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Nowshehra||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Sargodha||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Faisalabad||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
|Mirpur||PKR 235,800||PKR 2,505|
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