War of Words: Shaan calls for ban on Mawra Hocane for pro-Phantom views

06:55 PM | 31 Aug, 2015
War of Words: Shaan calls for ban on Mawra Hocane for pro-Phantom views
LAHORE (Staff Report) - Recently, Pakistani actor Shaan Shahid voiced his dissent over Phantom lead actor Saif Ali Khan's comments regarding Pakistan.

After the ban, Saif said he has lost faith in the country.

This led to a statement by Shaan on Facebook calling Khan 'faithless' and warned him not to cross the border with hatred in his heart.


"Faithless saif

Needs to find life beyond Pakistan!

Faith doesn't come from a country it comes from within and you have lost faith in yourself after 4 consecutive flop films

So what do you do bash Pakistan so you can hide your flops behind the combined hatred of Indians for Pakistan

Win them with your talent not by fake one liners

Remember superman can only fly in films

So dare not cross our borders with hatred in your heart

But equality and respect in your thoughts, actions and films

You don't need to find villains in Pakistan you have enough of them back home... With protocol now

And the puppet khans are the symbol of the only Muslim domination wake up man nobody's buying it anymore

Time for a new plan

India needs a Martin Luther king to free the Muslims of India

Equal rights about time!!!

Tell your khans to worry about India and stop thinking about Pakistan it is protected not by khans only but by every tribe living and breathing Pakistan

It is our home our motherland don't bring us in your conversations go find somebody else to talk about you have seen our politicians not our people they are a different breed

We will protect Pakistan

It's borders and the cultural borders

And I'm sure you feel the same way about India as an Indian you have a right but you take away my right when I feel about my country



But actress Mawra Hocane did not agree with Shaan and posted:

"I would like to watch #Pantom and then decided whether it's good or bad..And that's exactly what everyone should do... #saynotohate."

"It's about an incident where humanity suffered. It’s not about the suffering of a Pakistani or Indian. #Phantom."

She continued, "If it's anti terrorism, Then yes I'm anti terrorism, it doesn't matter which land i belong to. I'm pro humanity & love &that's that. #Pahntom."

Responding to a tweet she wrote: @RazaRaza45 #phantom is against terrorism. A terrorist can't belong to any country. A terrorist is a terrorist!"


Shaan took objection to the actress' tweets and called for her to be banned.

He started a hashtag and it didn't take long for fans to respond and start the trend '#banmawra'.


Phantom movie has been banned in Pakistan for allegedly depicting the country as a safe haven for terrorists. Jamatud Dawa (JUD) chief Hafiz Saeed also called for its ban.

Read more: Indian actor who played Hafiz Saeed in Phantom goes UNDERGROUND

In several interviews given to the press during the promotion of the movie, Kabir Khan reiterated that 'Phantom' is anti-terrorism, not anti-Pakistan.

Read more: Video shows Phantom team ‘apologising to Hafiz Saeed’

The writer is a member of the staff.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
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 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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