Sisters shot at by uncle for refusing marriage proposal

04:34 PM | 7 May, 2016
Sisters shot at by uncle for refusing marriage proposal
BAHAWALPUR (Staff Report) - A girl was killed and her sister injured by their uncle and cousins after they refused a marriage proposal in Chak 42 area in Bahawalpur on Saturday.

According to details, Arshad had asked Shumaila, 18, and her sister Sania, to marry his sons. But when the sisters refused, he opened fire on them, killing Shumaila on the spot and fatally injuring Sania, police told Online news agency.

Related: Teen girl set ablaze for helping friend elope in Abbotabad village

The injured were rushed to Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital for treatment, while the body of Shumaila was handed over to the family after completion of medico-legal formalities.

Doctors said that the injured girl was in critical condition. The attackers fled the scene before police could arrest them.

Police have registered a case and started investigations.

The incident comes days after a young woman was strangled and set ablaze on the orders of a local jirga in Pakistan’s Abbotabad district in ‘punishment’ for helping her friend marry her lover.

The brutal killing sparked strong reaction countrywide, compelling the Prime Minister to order strict action against the culprits. Earlier, Abbotabad police took 14 people, including the girl’s mother, into custody and presented them before the local court.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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