Let us change the way we talk about child sexual abuse

10:21 PM | 11 Jan, 2018
Let us change the way we talk about child sexual abuse
The entire nation has not yet been able to come to terms with the abhorrent crime against humanity that took place a few days ago in Kasur, when 7 year old Zainab Amin was abducted from her home, brutally violated and then as if that was not enough, mercilessly strangled and dumped in a heap of trash.

Since then a lot has happened; celebrities, media persons and activists have called out the government to take serious action and set a precedent, there have been riots throughout Kasur, people all over the country have come out and protested against this heinous crime, there has been a serious criticism of the police’s role in the entire situation and there has been a step towards educating the masses about child sexual abuse.

It has been reported that 12 children have been raped and killed in the Kasur area within the past 12 months.

And this is not the first time the children of Kasur have not received the justice they and their families deserve.

Civil liberty activist and lawyer, Jibran Nasir has been at the forefront of asking people to break the silence against cases of sexual abuse and pedophilia, in his tweets and on other social media platforms.  Jibran has not only called out child abusers and predators but has talked about the thousands of other little boys and girls that may not share the same fate as Zainab, but are “left for dead” every day when their families turn a blind eye to the abuse and torture they face under the guise of “family honor” and fake religious sensibilities.

Jibran has also called out the government at a protest at the Karachi Press Club, which was held earlier today where he put forward a list of demands to ensure that every child, no matter what province they live in be free and safe of any malevolent intent. Further he proposed immediate instatement of courts in each province to specifically address cases of child sexual abuse so as to not demonize the victims and get them legal trials. However, the most important demand put forward was for the Education Ministry to reform the curriculum and make awareness regarding the issue a mandatory part of the curriculum.

Jibran is not the only person speaking up and wanting to take action regarding the issue; well known human rights activist and lawyer Hassan Niazi has also been active in taking up Zainab’s case till her rapist and murderer is punished to the full extent of the law. Known for his contribution and support for Khadija Siddiqi’s case, Hassan is no stranger to the struggles of the legal system and in one tweet has given us all hope that little Zainab and her family will also be given justice;

Karachi based NGO, Fixit, that is dedicated to highlighting and fixing the social, civic and political issues of Pakistan have arranged a Grand Protest tomorrow in Sukkur against child abuse at 4:30PM and are also demanding justice for Zainab;

The nation is coming together and many have vowed to keep protesting till the government and authorities take serious action against the perpetrators and provide protection to victims of sexual abuse.

Let us make a vow to support those who are brave enough to step forward and not be silenced by fear of taboo.

Let us change the way we talk about all cases of sexual abuse and rape.

Let us start by fighting for Zainab.


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

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

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

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 3 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 increase in Pakistan; check out today gold rates in Pakistan - 3 December 2023  

The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 3 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Karachi PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Islamabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Peshawar PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Quetta PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sialkot PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Attock PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujranwala PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Jehlum PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Multan PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Bahawalpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujrat PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nawabshah PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Chakwal PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Hyderabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nowshehra PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sargodha PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Faisalabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Mirpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730


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