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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.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

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