Abrar ul Haq apologises for performing in London after PTI exit

08:35 PM | 31 May, 2023
Abrar ul Haq apologises for performing in London after PTI exit
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Abrarul Haq, a renowned singer and former member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, has expressed regret for his participation in a concert held in London amidst the ongoing political situation in Pakistan, shortly after his resignation from politics. Following his performance, the 'Nach Punjaban' singer faced criticism online for his involvement in the event immediately after parting ways with the PTI.

During an interview with Waseem Badami, Haq acknowledged the criticism he received and offered his apologies if his actions had offended anyone. He clarified that the concert had been scheduled two months prior to his departure from the PTI, and he had addressed this matter during a recent press conference. Haq further explained that the event was organized as a charitable initiative for a hospital affiliated with the Sahara Trust, and not for a housing society associated with former PTI leader Aleem Khan, as had been speculated online.

"It is not Aleem Khan's housing scheme; it is a property expo featuring various prominent figures from the real estate industry," Haq clarified. The majority of the backlash he faced online stemmed from his decision to perform so soon after leaving the party, particularly in relation to an event connected to Khan.

"If I have hurt people's sentiments, then I sincerely apologize," stated the singer.

Haq elaborated on the situation, revealing, "If I hadn't attended the concert, our registration for Sahara would have been cancelled in London, and we could have faced legal repercussions. I should not have gone there. If my supporters are unhappy with me, then I should not have been present. I failed to convey to them convincingly that the event was in support of a hospital. We have a registered charity there, and now it might face closure," Haq admitted.

Acknowledging media reports claiming that he was mobbed by PTI workers, Haq denied these allegations, asserting that the individuals who targeted him were "planted, people." He recounted, "When I arrived at the concert, I was informed that the security had been heightened due to a journalist's tip-off that individuals who regularly gather outside Nawaz Sharif's London residence, like beggars, were planning to pelt eggs at me. However, nothing of that sort occurred."

"After the concert, there was no presence of PTI members. Those individuals were planted and claimed to be journalists who attacked me, stating that they wanted to question me. I questioned myself, 'Why shouldn't I respond?' My team members were attempting to prevent me from doing so, and this scuffle was captured on camera."

Haq is one among several PTI leaders who have recently resigned from the party. Shireen Mazari, Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, Maleeka Bokhari, and numerous other party members have also announced their departures. Haq stated in his resignation announcement that he is leaving politics because he no longer sees any purpose in remaining affiliated with the party.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on October 4, 2023

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 October 4, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.5 286.45
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 78.7 79.5
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.45 76.2
Australian Dollar AUD 180.2 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 766 774
Canadian Dollar CAD 210 212
China Yuan CNY 39.62 40.02
Danish Krone DKK 40.55 40.95
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.74 37.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.57
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 931.36 940.36
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.27 61.87
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.55 173.55
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.92 27.22
Omani Riyal OMR 748.35 756.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 79.03 79.73
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 26.34 26.64
Swiss Franc CHF 313.85 316.35
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – October 4, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 201,100 on Wednesday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 172,410.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 4 October 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Karachi PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Islamabad PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Peshawar PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Quetta PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Sialkot PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Attock PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Gujranwala PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Jehlum PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Multan PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Bahawalpur PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Gujrat PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Nawabshah PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Chakwal PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Hyderabad PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Nowshehra PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Sargodha PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Faisalabad PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Mirpur PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300


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