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Mahira Khan, Osman Khalid Butt and others mourn Matthew Perry's demise

09:12 PM | 30 Oct, 2023
Mahira Khan, Osman Khalid Butt and others mourn Matthew Perry's demise
Source: Instagram

Fellow celebrities have joined in mourning the loss of Matthew Perry, the witty co-star of the 1990s hit TV series "Friends," a day after his lifeless body was discovered in a hot tub at his Los Angeles residence. However, the global outpouring of grief for the beloved comedic actor since news of his passing has touched people from all corners, including South Asian celebrities.

Actor Osman Khalid Butt shared on X, "Chandler became my whole personality for a while there (and I suspect it was the same for so many). I owe that character and Matthew Perry’s pitch-perfect performance so much. You were there for me, Perry. Rest in peace."

Ahmad Ali Butt posted an image that read, "Goodbye, Chandler Bing. Matthew Perry, 1969-2023." Sarwat Gilani shared a reel bidding farewell to the star, saying, "Farewell, our friend!"

Mirza Gohar Rasheed paid his respects on his Instagram Story with a laughing Chandler illustration, saying, "Rest in peace, friend." Mahira Khan shared a quote by Perry, in which he said, "There's nothing better than a world where everybody's just trying to make each other laugh." She added, "Thank you for the innumerable laughs."

The news of Perry's death came late on Saturday through various media outlets, followed by statements from NBC, the network that aired Friends for a decade, and Warner Bros Television Group, the show's production company. No official details were immediately provided.

Regarding the circumstances of Perry's death, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson, Captain Erik Scott, stated that firefighters responded to an address in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood, where they found "an adult male unconscious in a stand-alone jacuzzi." The man had been pulled above the water by a bystander and onto the edge of the jacuzzi. However, a medical assessment at the scene revealed that "the man was deceased" before emergency personnel arrived. The cause and manner of death will be determined by medical examiners. Scott confirmed that no foul play was suspected, consistent with several news reports citing law enforcement sources that Perry was found dead in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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