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

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.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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