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Pakistan grants citizenship certificate to woman stranded in Indian jail for years

04:32 PM | 18 Feb, 2022
Pakistan grants citizenship certificate to woman stranded in Indian jail for years

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has initiated a process for the return of a woman, who has been languishing in an Indian jail for four years for entering the country without holding a visa.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told local media that a citizenship certificate has been issued to Sameera Abdul Rahman after completing the process of her family verification. 

The Karachi-born woman was living in Qatar when she married an Indian man against the wishes of her family. Later, she moved to India along with her husband without a visa in 2016. Both were imprisoned by Indian authorities for violating the law.

Ahmed said that a letter has also been sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in this regard, adding that the Pakistani woman will be able to return to her country along with her daughter after receiving travel documents from the Pakistan High Commission in India.

Sameera gave birth to a baby girl in Indian jail in 2017, a report said, adding that her husband stopped pursuing case after he was released on bail. 

After serving his sentence, Rahman has been shifted to a detention center in Bangalore where she moved a request to the government of Pakistan, seeking a citizenship certificate.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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