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Lahore couple arrested for 'torturing' maid  

01:22 PM | 14 Feb, 2024
Lahore couple arrested for 'torturing' maid  

LAHORE - Police in the provincial capital on Tuesday booked a couple for 'torturing' a young housemaid Gulnaz Zahra.

Reports in local media said a girl 12-year-old housemaid was subjected to brutal torture by couple in Johar Town area of Lahore. 

The victim Gulnaz Fatima was tortured by man named Javed Iqbal, a resident of Johar Town D2 block, and his wife Rubab Javed. After receiving the information, local police rushed to the spot and took the victim girl into custody, who was later shifted to Dar-ul-Aman.

Later, police also arrested the husband and wife involved in the case. 

Torture and abuse of child labourers in Pakistan are deeply concerning issues. Children working in houses on low wages are often subjected to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. These child are vulnerable due to their age, lack of education, and socioeconomic status, making them easy targets for exploitation by elite families.

Last year, the case of teenage domestic housemaid Rizwana made headlines as she was assaulted by judge and his wife. The girl was recovered after undergoing treatment, including several surgeries, at Lahore’s General Hospital for four months.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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