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Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over framing of fabricated charges against Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik

Charges against Kashmiri leader carries a maximum sentence of death penalty or life imprisonment

04:10 PM | 19 May, 2022
Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over framing of fabricated charges against Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs / File Photo

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has summoned Indian Charge d’ Affaires who was handed over a demarche over framing of fabricated charges against Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik.

The separatist leader has been falsely charged with terrorist acts, for raising funds, plotting conspiracy, and sedition.

Foreign Office (FO) said an Indian diplomat was handed over a demarche conveying Islamabad’s strong condemnation over framing of fabricated charges against the Hurriyat leader.

Pakistan expressed grave concern in another step to suppress the voice of the indigenous Kashmiri leadership, as the Modi-led administration has resorted to implicating them in fictitious and motivated cases.

FO maintained that neither the malevolent Indian tactics of conjuring up false charges against Kashmiri leadership nor the environment of persecution, repression, and intimidation could quash the resolute struggle of the Kashmiris.

Pakistan further expressed deep concern over Malik’s incarceration in Tihar Jail under inhuman conditions. The ailing leader remained behind bars under draconian laws.

Pakistan also called upon the Government of India for Malik's acquittal from all baseless charges and immediate release from prison so that he could be reunited with his family, recuperate his health and return to normal life.

Indian Charge d’ Affaires was advised to prevail upon his government that rather than unlawfully keeping the Kashmiri leadership hostage and denying them their fundamental human rights, it must immediately halt its state-sponsored terrorism in the occupied Kashmir.

The Indian side was also conveyed to release all political prisoners incarcerated on trumped-up charges, stop human rights violations, lift the inhuman military siege and let Kashmiris exercise their right to self-determination.

Furthermore, Pakistan called on world leaders, including the United Nations and other human rights and humanitarian organizations to take immediate cognizance of the inhuman treatment meted out by India to one of the most prominent Kashmiri leaders.

Yasin Malik, who is considered a prominent pro-independence leader in the occupied Kashmir, leads Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), which was banned by the Indian government.

The resistance against the Indian rule in occupied Kashmir started in 1989, with a majority of people in the region demanding merger with neighboring Pakistan.

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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