Death penalty in Pakistan: These survey results will surprise you!

08:12 PM | 16 Apr, 2024
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Death penalty is a punishment, which is being opposed all over the world for obvious reasons. However, this punishment for people involved in heinous crimes and terrorism is very much common in third-world countries like Pakistan. 

To the surprise of many, a recent survey has revealed that a majority of the Pakistanis supports the death penalty in the country.

According to a Gallup survey, 45 percent of the Pakistanis support death penalty in Pakistan. These Pakistanis support death penalty for criminals involved in heinous crimes.

However, 39 percent of the Pakistanis consulted during the survey opposed the death penalty, saying that killing a human being is not justified in any case.

Moreover, 11 percent of the people did not clearly endorse or oppose the death penalty, while five percent of the people contacted during the survey did not answer the surveying team’s question about the death penalty in Pakistan.

According to a recent report, Pakistan has one of the largest number of people on death row in the world. At least 6,039 prisoners are currently awaiting execution nationwide and most of them are concentrated in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. Among them, 99% are male. The number of women prisoners on death row is 62.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

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

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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