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Pakistan court sentences British national to seven years in prison for blackmailing, harassing a woman

06:21 PM | 9 Apr, 2023
Pakistan court sentences British national to seven years in prison for blackmailing, harassing a woman
Source: Representational Photo

ISLAMABAD – A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a man holding British-Pakistani nationality for blackmailing and sexually harassing a woman.

Media reports suggest that Judge Azam Khan of a special court convicted Samiullah, a resident of Peshawar, for harassing and sharing unpleasant pictures and clips of the victim on social platforms. The culprit then blackmailed the family of the victim by sending them pictures.

The British-Pakistani man was reportedly sending pictures to the sisters of the victim who live in Islamabad.

The family then approached the Cyber Crime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and a complaint was lodged in mid 2022. The man was then detained and was denied bail over a serious offense.

Federal Investigators got custody from local police and recovered cell phones from the suspect.

This is one such case of harassment and revenge porn,but many of the case were not reported due to honor and the plaque continues to haunt society despite stern legislation. Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 was rolled out that attracts any crime involving social media platforms and sharing of online content.

The government also launched Punjab Commission on the Status of Women with its helpline 1043 offering help to victims. Several other platforms including Madadgaar, Digital Rights Foundation’s Cyber Harassment, and Pakistan Citizen portal can also be approached against blackmailing and harassment.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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