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Parliament divided as Pakistan rejects bill for public hanging of rapists

05:55 PM | 19 Feb, 2024
Parliament divided as Pakistan rejects bill for public hanging of rapists
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ISLAMABAD – Senate, the upper house of the Pakistan’s parliament, on Monday rejected a bill seeking public hanging of rapists. 

The bill tabled by Jamaat-e-Islami was rejected with 24-14 as it was opposed b the PML-N, PPP and other parties while JI, PML-Q, JUI-F and several senators of PTI voted in favour of the bill. 

Expressing her views, PPP Senator Sherry Rehman said public hanging promoted barbarism in the country, adding that there was need to improve policing instead of focusing on death sentence laws. He said hanging someone publicly will not curb crimes in the country. 

PML-N Senator Irfan Siddiqui and Ishaq Dar also opposed the bill while PTI was divided on it with Barrister Ali Zafar saying death sentence is already mentioned in the law and there is no need for public hanging. 

However, PTI’s Hamayun Muhmand voted in favour of the bill. 

PML-Q leader spoke in favour of the bill, arguing that the US used lethal injections for executions of the convict, adding that video of it is also released later. He said Saudi Arabia also executed convicts publicly. 

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
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 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
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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