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Shock and anger as Mardan mob lynches man over ‘blasphemy’ in PTI rally

12:42 PM | 7 May, 2023
Shock and anger as Mardan mob lynches man over ‘blasphemy’ in PTI rally
Source: File Photo

PESHAWAR – As Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf hold rallies in parts of the country on Saturday, a horrific incident in one of the rallies of the former ruling party made headlines as a brutal mob lynched a man after accusing him of blasphemy.

Local police officials told the media that the incident occurred on Saturday evening when PTI activists and leaders took to the streets in Mardan.

The police chief said the man, identified as Nigar Alam -- a resident of Shirin Kot in Nowshehra, visited Mardan to join PTI on Saturday and participated in the rally but he made some contentious statements while leading a dua on the stage at the end of the rally, which were considered blasphemous by masses.

Horrific clips were shared on social media platforms showing hundreds of people kicking and beating him with sticks. Police reportedly were present at the rally, but failed to stop the charged members, who even tried to torch the corpse. Later, police took the dead body into custody.

The anger and grief over another mass lynching due to alleged blasphemy was evident on social media, where activists call for action. #Mardan and other trends are currently trending on Twitter and other platforms.

Mob lynching over blasphemy accusations are common in South Asian country as distressed people take matters into their own hands despite the fact that blasphemy is punishable by the death penalty under the country’s existing laws.

Last month, a Chinese engineer was detained after workers at Dasu dam’s construction site accused him of blasphemy.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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