KABUL – Taliban-led Afghan government has carried out public execution of a man convicted of murder in the first action since retaking power in Kabul, the spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday.
The public execution garnered global attention as activists condemned the move which signals a return to the hard-line practices in war-torn nation.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said the man executed was identified as Tajmir, who was convicted of murder in 2017. He further revealed that senior Afghan officials including acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani and acting Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Ghani Baradar, the chief justice, and other members attended the execution.
Zabihullah mentioned that the father of the victim executed the man himself, saying top Taliban leader, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada approved it. The decision was made 'very carefully,' he said, adding that top courts also approved the punishment.
Word witnessed the first public execution under the new Taliban government as the country's supreme court approved lashings of people accused of serious offenses including adultery.
The stern punishment also raised eyebrows as the Taliban assured not to follow the hardline rule.
The death penalty was widely practiced by the Taliban in the previous regime when such punishments were conducted amid masses.
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 March 31, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||347.5||351|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.11||36.46|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.57||177.58|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Karachi||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Islamabad||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Peshawar||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Quetta||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Sialkot||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Attock||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Gujranwala||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Jehlum||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Multan||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Gujrat||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Nawabshah||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Chakwal||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Hyderabad||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Nowshehra||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Sargodha||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
|Faisalabad||PKR 208,200||PKR 2,470|
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