A Mother's love? - Daughter lured home, burnt alive for marrying by choice

02:04 PM | 8 Jun, 2016
A Mother's love? - Daughter lured home, burnt alive for marrying by choice
LAHORE (Staff Report) - A woman, who was set on fire for marrying without the approval of her family, died on Wednesday at the local hospital in the provincial capital, sources said.

The victim Zeenat Rafiq, aged 17, was admitted to hospital this week, where she told doctors that her mother Parveen Rafiq and brother Ahmar Rafiq set her on fire for marrying against their will. The incident took place in the Factory area jurisdiction on Tuesday.

Zeenat's husband Hassan
                                                                                                                   Zeenat's husband Hassan

Zeenat had earlier married a man named Hassan seven days ago. Soon after, her family lured her back home with the promise of holding a traditional wedding reception for the newlyweds. Instead, the family allegedly burned her alive.
Police have detained Parveen, the victim's mother, and started looking into her involvement in the incident. Preliminary investigation have pointed to honor killing, police said.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident and has sought a report from the Capital City Police Officer Lahore.

Hundreds of women are murdered in Pakistan each year in cases of domestic violence or on the grounds of defending family “honor”.

The Aurat Foundation, a campaign group that works to improve the lives of women in Pakistan’s, says that more than 3,000 women have been killed in such attacks since 2008.


The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Today Open Market Currency Rates - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 23 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 23, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 294.3 and selling rate is 297.9 while British Pound rate is 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 72.85.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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