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Judgment reserved on for security of recently converted Muslim girls

05:06 PM | 17 May, 2019
Judgment reserved on for security of recently converted Muslim girls
ISLAMABAD - Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday reserved its judgment on maintainability of a petition seeking security for two Hindu girls who recently converted to Muslim and married Muslim boys.

Chief Justice Athar Minallah observed that the petitioners should move to Sindh High Court (SHC) to seek relief as the matter did not fall in the jurisdiction of the IHC.

“Why the newly Muslim women of Sindh approach only IHC rather filing the same petition in the SHC,” he said.

However, the petitioners’ counsel Umair Baloch pleaded that the lives of his clients were under threat in Sindh.

He feared that they could be killed before approaching the SHC.

Justice Minallah said the bench did not let use the IHC for these matters, adding the petitioners should have complete confidence in the SHC.

The bench asked the petitioners’ counsel to move to SHC and reserved the decision on maintainability of the case.

It may be mentioned here that the petitions said Dua Fatima (Samrin) and Ghulam Ayesha (Priya Kumari) married to Afaq Ali and Ali Murrad, respectively, and converted to Islam willfully.

Dua Fatima said he got impressed by Islamic teachings during studying in pre-medical education.

The petitioner girls disclosed in their plea that they had embraced Islam recently publicly. The girls said there had life threats from their father and local member provincial assembly Asad Sikandar.

The petitioners said they had married to Muslim boys willfully in front of members of Islamabad Bar Association (IBA).

The petitioners prayed the court to direct the respondents to restrain from harassing and threatening the applicants and interfering into petitioners ‘right to life with the liberty to profess religion to her choice and her marriage as guaranteed by the Constitution.

The petitioners prayed the court to issue directives to security institutions for ensuring protections to their lives.

Interior ministry secretary, Islamabad inspector general of police, girls’ father and PPP’s MPA had been nominated as respondents in the case.

Dua Fatima belongs to Sukkur while Ghulam Ayesha was the resident of Khairpur, Sindh.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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