Authorities in action against group calling for ban on women at Mardan Sports Complex

11:49 PM | 12 Mar, 2022
Authorities in action against group calling for ban on women at Mardan Sports Complex
Source: Mardan Sports Complex

PESHAWAR – Law enforcers in the second-largest city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have lodged a case against a group calling for a ban on women playing sports in Mardan.

A group of men can be seen holding talks with what seems to be the administration of the Mardan Sports Complex in a viral clip.

The development comes a day after PTI leader and Parliamentary Secretary for Law Maleeka Bokhari reacted to a video on social media showing a letter signed by the director of the Mardan Sports Complex.

The letter cited that any kind of female activities will not take place in the complex, and no person will be allowed on the premises when females were inside the complex.

Bokhari then mentioned taking up the matter with the KP Chief Minister, Inspector General of police, and the district administration. She said limiting from using public facilities or being in public places is unconstitutional and illegal. This is not acceptable nor should be tolerated.

Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari said a case has had lodged against those who allegedly tried to restrict women's activities at Mardan Sports Complex in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The deputy commissioner had taken notice, the minister said, stressing that women cannot be denied the right to take part in sports competitions.

Reports in local media suggest that the case was registered against a local media person and other ten people under sections related to rioting, armed with a deadly weapon, obstructing public service, assault, and punishment for criminal intimidation.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

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 - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
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
Norwegians 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 Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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