From Jodhpur to Karachi: Indian-Pakistani couple introduces online marriage

11:49 PM | 6 Aug, 2023
From Jodhpur to Karachi: Indian-Pakistani couple introduces online marriage

Looks like Pakistan's Seema Haider has done the most for all the ladies around the world. While Haider moved to India — giving Anju the courage to move to Pakistan for Nasrullah — another cross-border marriage wowed the nations this weekend.

According to Hindustan Times, a Pakistani woman, Ameena from Karachi, married Indian man Muhammad Arbaaz. While the matrimonial union seems average news, it is their virtual marriage rituals that make them stand out.

The reason for an online wedding between Ameena and Arbaaz was because the former failed to obtain a visa of India. However, this did not stop the families from uniting.

According to Indian media portals, Arbaaz is a resident of Jodhpur city of Rajasthan and his family is related to Ameena’s family in Pakistan. One of Arbaaz's family members is already married to a girl from Pakistan.

“A grandson of mine is a chartered accountant, who is married to a girl from Pakistan. Seeing their happiness, Ameena’s family asked our son’s hand in marriage, which we accepted,” Arbaaz’s father Mohammad Afzal told the media.

Despite that virtual nature of the wedding, Arbaaz arrived in Jodhpur’s Oswal Samaj Bhawan with his procession. The groom, who is a desktop publishing operator (DTP), said that Ameena would apply for visa to unite with him.

“I didn’t marry in Pakistan as it would not be recognised and we would have to remarry on reaching India,” he told.

“Hence, we got married online and obtained a certificate from the cleric, which is legal,” he said.

The writer is a staff member.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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