Ajoka's "Kaun Banega Badshah" to show political satire on Saturday

03:28 PM | 29 Oct, 2015
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - "Kaun Banega Badshah" - a theater play based on political satire to show the problems of the common people will entertain the fun lovers here on October 31 at Lok Virsa.

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.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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