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CII Secretary says nothing controversial in soon-to-be finalized women protection bill

04:23 PM | 1 Aug, 2016
CII Secretary says nothing controversial in soon-to-be finalized women protection bill
ISLAMABAD - Council of Islamic Ideology's (CII) chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani is confident that the proposed women protection bill will be finalized by the end of a meeting which starts tomorrow and believes there is nothing controversial in the bill.

The CII - which is a constitutional body that assesses whether laws in Pakistan are in accordance with Islam - proposed its own women protection bill in response after declaring the Government of Punjab's women bill on the same subject to be un-Islamic.

The religious constitutional body also claims that the bill, which was drafted by Mufti Imdadullah, has been drafted in accordance with Islamic injunctions.

According to the CII's secretary Dr Ikramul Haq the bill, which has 163 clauses, including one which infamously recommended 'a light beating' for wives defying their husband's wishes, will be finalized soon.

Out of the 163 clauses, 31 have already been discussed in the meeting held in May while remaining clauses will be discussed in the upcoming meeting.

Copies of the bill have been distributed among all other members and Haq hopes that a consensus over the bill would be developed soon.


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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