Hindu street vendor beaten up by Police because of 'Ramazan'

01:46 PM | 12 Jun, 2016
Hindu street vendor beaten up by Police because of 'Ramazan'
GOTKI (Staff Report) - A police constable has been arrested and put behind bars after he allegedly tortured an aged Hindu vendor for selling edibles in Gotki's Hayat Pitafi town.

The incident took place on Friday, when vendor Gokal Das was selling edibles some forty minutes before Ramzan Iftar time. Seeing this, the police constable, later on identified as Ali Hassan, brutally tortured the vendor for not respecting Ramazan.

Pictures showing Gokal Das's tortured hands went viral on social media afterwards, with activists urging IG Sindh Police Allah Dino Khawaja to take action against the police constable.

Later, on the directions of the IGP, SSP Gotki Masood Bangash registered a case against the policeman under sections 337, 504 and 506/2 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

On Saturday, the accused constable was arrested by the police. Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, the sister of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, also confirmed the arrest of Ali Hassan in a tweet.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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