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FACT CHECK: Has Pakistan made second marriage mandatory for men under new law?

03:05 PM | 17 May, 2024
FACT CHECK: Has Pakistan made second marriage mandatory for men under new law?
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LAHORE - A short-video clip doing rounds on social media platform, TikTok, claims that the government of Pakistan has approved the “Nikah Bill” making the second marriage compulsory for men in the country.

The graphic shared in the clips carries a note, stating: “Government of Pakistan passed the Nikah bill, two marriages declared mandatory with effect from May 10, 2024.”

<blockquote class="tiktok-embed" cite="https://www.tiktok.com/@fantastic.force/video/7364385344344689926" data-video-id="7364385344344689926" style="max-width: 605px;min-width: 325px;" > <section> <a target="_blank" title="@fantastic.force" href="https://www.tiktok.com/@fantastic.force?refer=embed">@fantastic.force</a> لو جی حکومت کی طرف سے نیا کارنامہ  شادی شدہ مرد حضرات خوش ہو جائیں  دو شادیاں لازمی کرنی ہونگی ???????????? <a title="fyp" target="_blank" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/fyp?refer=embed">#fyp</a> <a title="foryou" target="_blank" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/foryou?refer=embed">#foryou</a> <a title="foryoupage" target="_blank" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/foryoupage?refer=embed">#foryoupage</a> <a target="_blank" title="♬ original sound - ❥──•soldier•──❥ シ" href="https://www.tiktok.com/music/original-sound-7364385356540807941?refer=embed">♬ original sound - ❥──•soldier•──❥ シ</a> </section> </blockquote> <script async src="https://www.tiktok.com/embed.js"></script>

The clip has been shared by thousands of users, drawing mix response from them. 

What’s the Fact?

The TikTok clip is false. Officials from the Ministry of Law and Justice have told Geo News the government of Pakistan has not approved any such bill and there is no such draft is pending. 

Meanwhile, another official called it fake, saying there is no truth in it. 

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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