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Pakistani man seeks court permission to consume poison publicly  

06:29 PM | 12 Sep, 2023
Pakistani man seeks court permission to consume poison publicly  
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LAHORE – A man has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC), seeking permission to consume a poisonous substance in front of public. 

In the weird petition, the man, identified as Sarwar Taj, claimed that the consuming the poison would not harm him due to his strong belief. 

LHC’s Justice Raheel Kamran took up the petition and inquired on how he could allow him for an illegal act, adding that it seemed to be a publicity stunt. 

The petitioner, however, said that he was not doing it for fame, adding that he had complete faith that he would not die after consuming the toxic substance. 

Taj said he wanted to do the experiment in front of public at Mochi Gate in Lahore.

At which, Justice Kamran remarked that suicide is forbidden in Islam, adding that court could give permission for such act. 

The court observed that the petitioner was free to do anything but warned him of an action over committing any illegal act. 

Later, the judge reserved the verdict on the maintainability of the petition. 

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

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

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 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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