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Zahra Viani becomes Pakistan's first woman lawyer to be elected member of Lincoln Inn Bar panel

Web Desk 10:48 AM | 17 Nov, 2022
Zahra Viani becomes Pakistan's first woman lawyer to be elected member of Lincoln Inn Bar panel
Source: BBC Urdu & The Honourable Society of Lincoln\'s Inn/Facebook

LONDON – Pakistani Barrister Zahra Viani has made history by making it to the prestigious Committee of Representatives of Lincoln's Inn Bar.

BBC Urdu reported that Viani is the first woman from a South Asian country to be a part of Lincoln's Inn Bar. With her achievement, she will be part of this body for next four years.

Sharing her journey with the Urdu website of Britain’s national broadcaster, Barrister Zahra revealed she contended strenuously to get elected via online voting. More than 1,000 voted for 19 candidates from across the globe.

Zahra, who hailed from a business family in Karachi, expressed gratitude to people who voted for her and supported her for the role. Delving into details about her aim, the proud Pakistani woman revealed that she took part in the election to promote a soft image of Pakistan. It will also help to promote scholarships for deserving students from South Asian nations, she said.

The new member of Lincoln Inn Bar hailed from Sindh capital Karachi where she received her early education and then moved to Manchester for LLB.

Zahra also mentioned running her own law firm, which she called her mission, adding that she made it to the prestigious panel on her own.

Sharing her view on Pakistani bar panels, Zahra called them political and cited it as one of the reasons why she has not stepped into any Pakistani legal practitioner's body.

Lincoln's Inn, a thriving society of barristers, is known for being the oldest educational institution. Some noted graduates of this institution include Pakistan's founder Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Iqbal, and former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs199,500 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs171,040.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Karachi PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Islamabad PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Peshawar PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Quetta PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Sialkot PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Attock PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Gujranwala PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Jehlum PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Multan PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Bahawalpur PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Gujrat PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Nawabshah PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Chakwal PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Hyderabad PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Nowshehra PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Sargodha PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Faisalabad PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340
Mirpur PKR 199,500 PKR 2,340

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