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Pakistan allows Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal death sentence

08:37 PM | 17 Nov, 2021
Pakistan allows Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal death sentence

ISLAMABAD – The joint session of the parliament on Wednesday approved the International Court of Justice (Review and Reconsideration) bill, 2021, thereby allowing condemned Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to file a review appeal against his conviction.

Moved by Law Minister Farogh Naseem, the bill provides for the right of review and reconsideration in the matter of Jadhav to give legal effect to the judgment of ICJ.

The Indian spy had been sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan back in April 2017. Commander Jadhav of Indian navy was a RAW operative who facilitated numerous acts of terrorism in Pakistan, which resulted in the killings of countless innocent citizens of Pakistan.

India approached ICJ against Jadhav’s conviction. After hearing both sides, the Hague-based court issued a verdict in July, 2019, asking Pakistan to give India consular access to Jadhav and also ensure review of his conviction.

In the light of the ICJ decision, Pakistan had twice granted consular access to Jadhav besides offering Indian High Commission a third time access to its national.

Earlier, the ICJ (Review and Re-consideration) Bill, 2020 was approved by the National Assembly in June last year but the Senate refused to pass it.

The government, later, promulgated an ordinance to allow Jadhav file a review against his conviction, but he refused.

In 2020, the Pakistan government filed a case in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to appoint a defence counsel for Jadhav.

The IHC formed a three-member bench in August 2020 which has repeatedly asked India to appoint a lawyer from Pakistan for Jadhav but New Delhi every time showed reluctance.

The last hearing was on October 5, 2021 and the IHC once again asked the government to ask India to appoint the legal counsel before the next hearing scheduled for December 9.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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