Missing Hindu woman, six children 'convert' to Islam in Karachi

02:45 PM | 19 May, 2023
Missing Hindu woman, six children 'convert' to Islam in Karachi
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KARACHI – A Hindu woman and her six children, including two adolescent daughters, 'converted' to Islam on the day they were reported missing to the police by the woman's husband.

Radha (36), her daughters Mira (16), Pira (15) and Piya (14) and sons Amar (10), Jay Ram (7) and Gopal (4) went missing on Sunday (May 7). Radha's husband Ramji Meghwar was informed nine days later that his wife and children have converted to Islama and a local seminary provided the certificate of conversion.

Ramji found his wife and children missing when he returned home from work at 4:30pm on May 7. He tried to call his wife and the eldest daughter on their phones, but found their phones switched off. He filed an FIR with the Gulbahar Police Station. A low-income suburb called Gulbahar, also known as Golimar, is located close to the Lyari River.

Radha was working as a domestic help at a home in the affluent neighbourhood of Clifton, around 15 kilometres from Gulbahar. Ramji inquired about Radha at her place of work but couldn't find her there too, according to his statement to the police.

According to the FIR lodged by Ramji, an unidentified person or persons lured his wife and children away with the intention to rape them. The FIR was filed under Section 496-A of the Pakistani Penal Code.

Ramji came to know about the "conversion" of his wife and children for the first time when he received a copy of the conversion certificate issued by the Jamia Binoria Aalamia, a renowned seminary in Karachi.

The New Muslim Foundation, a subsidiary of the Jamia Binoria Aalamia, stated in the conversion certificate that Radha and her six children had converted to Islam "of their own free will" on May 7.

The certificate revealed the converts' dates of birth as well as their old and new names. It said that Mira had changed her name to Fatima and Radha to Rida. Piya became Nimra and Pira became Mah Noor. Jay Ram became Ayan, Gopal became Zeeshan and Amar became Umar.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 25, 2023

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 September 25, 2023 (Monday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 292 295.15
Euro EUR 317 317
UK Pound Sterling GBP 372.5 376
U.A.E Dirham AED 81.5 82.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 78.55 79.3
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 781.13 789.13
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.22 40.62
Danish Krone DKK 42.35 42.75
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 317 320
Indian Rupee INR 37.93 38.28
Japanese Yen JPY 1.92 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 951.03 960.03
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.23 176.23
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.72 770.72
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 217 219
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 325.12 327.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.31 8.46

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 25, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 214,700 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs184,070.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 25 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Karachi PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Islamabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Peshawar PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Quetta PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sialkot PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Attock PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujranwala PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Jehlum PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Multan PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Bahawalpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujrat PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nawabshah PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Chakwal PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Hyderabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nowshehra PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sargodha PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Faisalabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Mirpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590


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