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Pakistan’s Chand Nawab is selling his viral clip as an NFT with an opening bid of Rs10mn

04:18 PM | 31 Aug, 2021
Pakistan’s Chand Nawab is selling his viral clip as an NFT with an opening bid of Rs10mn

KARACHI – Famous Pakistani reporter, who had first gone viral in 2008 with his iconic clip, is now selling his Karachi Se clip as a non-fungible token (NFT) and he expects bidding to start at $64,354.

The famous clip was originally uploaded on a video streaming platform in 2008 which featured Chand who was struggling to report the Eid Festival frenzy at the busy railway station. In a bid to record the clip to broadcast on a private news channel, the journalist was being continuously interrupted by passersby; while the original clip has amassed more than millions of views so far.

A Non-fungible token is a unique digital asset encrypted with the creator's signature, which authenticates it as their original work. Many famous artists have become coveted collector's items and have enjoyed an explosion in popularity in recent days and Journalist Chand Nawab, who got fame with the ‘Piece to Camera’ clip, is the latest to jump the bandwagon.

The fans of the Pakistani reporter got shocked as the minimum bid price to purchase the iconic clip is 20 Ethereum tokens which is around Rs 10 Million PKR.

“I’m Chand Nawab, a journalist, and reporter by profession. In 2008, a video of me surfaced on YouTube in which I fumbled while reporting Eid Festival frenzy at a Railway station. While reporting, I was contently interrupted by people, my fumbling and constant irritation made this video viral getting millions of views on YouTube and Facebook”, he wrote in the bio section on the bidding platform.

The caption also added “My popularity again surged in 2016 when my viral video inspired Indian filmmaker Kabir Khan to create Nawazuddin Siddiqui's character in his 2015 blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan. I got fame overnight getting a lot of love and appreciation from India and Pakistan especially from Bollywood star Salman Khan and another cast of Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.

The development is a follow-up of a famous Friendship meme that was auctioned at $51,776.

The social media post told the story of Rana finding a new best friend in Salman Ahmad Naqash and taking away the title from Mudasir Ismail Ahmad, who had been Rana's best friend until then.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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