Jailed Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Ashraf Sehrai dies in Indian custody

Web Desk 05:05 PM | 5 May, 2021
Jailed Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Ashraf Sehrai dies in Indian custody

MIRPUR – All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai passed away, while in Indian custody in occupied Jammu after a brief illness on Wednesday.

The 80 years old elderly senior Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai was facing detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) and passed away after a brief illness at GMC in occupied Jammu.

It is widely amongst the local Kashmiris that the elderly Kashmir freedom struggle leader was poisoned by the occupational authorities in jail. Relatives of other Kashmiri detainees have also expressed apprehensions that they are being poisoned, the report revealed.

Hurriyat chairman Ashraf Sehrai who was admitted at GMC in Jammu on Tuesday after his health started deteriorating at Kot Bhalwal jail, where he was facing detention under Public Safety Act (PSA). He breathed his last this afternoon.

In July 2020 the illustrious Kashmir freedom struggle leader Ashraf Sehrai was arrested by Indian occupational forces from his residence in occupied Srinagar and was lodged at Udhampur Jail.

National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf said he was deeply saddened by the death of Hurriyat leader Ashraf Sehrai.

“He dedicated his life for Kashmir’s self-determination. Many more Kashmiri leaders are at risk in IIOJK. It is India’s responsibility to release all those detained on political grounds to create conducive environment.”

Ashraf Sehrai was elected as the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, a constituent of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, which was previously headed by the world-fame distinguished elderly Kashmir freedom struggle supremo  Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Booked under the draconian Public Safety Act, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai was on July 12, 2020 shifted to Udhampur Jail in Jammu. His condition deteriorated in the jail and he was shifted, on Tuesday, to a hospital in Jammu where he died.

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee finally ended its losing streak against US dollar on Tuesday, gaining Rs4.43 after massive depreciation over the last week.

During the intra-day trading, the rupee was hovering at 266.75 with an appreciation of around 1.07 percent as talks between Pakistan and IMF underway for a stalled bailout programme.

Earlier on Monday, the rupee plunged by Rs7 and the greenback touched all-time high of Rs272. Last week, the local currency dropped by Rs24.54 in the interbank market – the largest single-day depreciation in more than two decades.

Finance experts linked the rupee’s recovery to exporters offloading some of their proceeds as remittances and export continued days after dollar cap was removed.

The country of over 220 million is facing a worst economic crisis with the forex reserved held by the country’s central bank remaining at critical $3.68 billion which were not enough to cover a month's import.

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs205,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs162,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 182,100.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Karachi PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Islamabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Peshawar PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Quetta PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sialkot PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Attock PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujranwala PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Jehlum PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Multan PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Bahawalpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujrat PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nawabshah PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Chakwal PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Hyderabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nowshehra PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sargodha PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Faisalabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Mirpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370


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