Ali Zafar defamation suit: Iffat Omar raises security concerns

03:59 PM | 1 Feb, 2021
Ali Zafar defamation suit: Iffat Omar raises security concerns

Former Pakistani model Iffat Omar has requested for security before Lahore Session Court (LSC) as she alleges supporters of Ali Zafar to be harassing her outside the courtroom.

According to Iffat, this happened to her at the previous hearing in a defamation case against the singer on January 19, as the supporters of Zafar followed and mocked her. She said they also chanted slogans against singer Meesha Shafi.

The judge took the matter into consideration and asked Iffat to take the complaint to the applicable forum. “If the harassment took place inside the courtroom, we will take action against it according to law. But if it happened outside the room, then the matter has to be taken to another sessions court,” he said.

Omar was instructed to record a petition. The hearing has been adjourned till February 10.

Last year in December, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered the case on Ali Zafar’s complaint in which he accused Meesha Shafi, Leena Ghani, Iffat Omer, Fariha Ayub, Faizan Raza, Haseemuz Zaman, Ali Gul Pir, and Maham Javed of running a vilification campaign against him collectively on social media.

However, all of them remained unable to provide witnesses to prove Shafi’s sexual harassment claims.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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