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Two jailed Pakistani women, 11-year-old in India await return to homeland

12:12 AM | 10 Sep, 2017
Two jailed Pakistani women, 11-year-old in India await return to homeland
AMRITSAR - As two Pakistani women and an 11-year-old girl, born in Amritsar jail, continue to stay in a transit camp of Amritsar Central Jail even after completing their sentences, their advocate has approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention to ensure the freedom of the trio, especially the 11-year-old girl Hina, who is in jail without any fault.

Talking to Times of India over the phone from Gujranwala, Saiful Rehman said, "I appeal to thع Indian government especially External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to intervene and send my daughter, wife and sister-in-law back to Pakistan as soon as possible".

Fatima and Mumtaz were arrested on May 8, 2006, at Attari international border after they were allegedly found smuggling narcotics into India. Both of them were sentenced to ten and half years which had completed on November 2016. Court had also slapped a fine of Rs 2 lakh each and in the case of non-payment of fine both of them had to serve another two years of imprisonment.

At the time of her arrest, Fatima was pregnant and gave birth to Hina in jail.

Saiful, father of seven, including Hina, still believe that his wife and sister in law are innocent and is of the view that they were probably lured by a fellow passenger to carry narcotics. "I am a small worker in a confectionery factory, my in laws are very simple people, I don't know how it happened," he said.

President of Batala based NGO, Humanity Club, Navtej Singh regretted that despite paying the fine about five months ago, Hina, her mother and aunt were still in jail. "The very purpose of depositing the fine is defeated and with the pace of file moving, it may take many more months." He said if the girl and other two Pakistani ladies were not released soon then they would stage a demonstration in front of the office of deputy commissioner.

"We had deposited Rs 4 lakh rupees on April 6, 2017 and were assured that all three of them will be released immediately but they are still in jail, but it has not happened so far," he said. Meanwhile Hina, through her mother's counsellor Navjot Kaur Chaba, has written a letter to prime minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention for speeding up her mother and aunt's file clearance process.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 Dec  2023

Pakistani rupee's value remained stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Monday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro rate stands at 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound GBP rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED currently hovers around 77.45 while rate of Saudi Riyal stands at 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 4 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues

The gold remained under pressure as the precious metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 4 December 2023

On the first day of the week, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,000 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,043 

A single tola of 22-karat gold costs Rs170,539, while 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs. 192,325 and the price of 18k gold is Rs164,850.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2086, gaining $14.44 on Monday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Karachi PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Islamabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Peshawar PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Quetta PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sialkot PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Attock PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujranwala PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Jehlum PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Multan PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Bahawalpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Gujrat PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nawabshah PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Chakwal PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Hyderabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Nowshehra PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Sargodha PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Faisalabad PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720
Mirpur PKR 217,000 PKR 2,720

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