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‘Un-Islamic’ – Pakistan drops chemical castration as punishment to repeat sex offenders 

07:24 PM | 19 Nov, 2021
‘Un-Islamic’ – Pakistan drops chemical castration as punishment to repeat sex offenders 

ISLAMABAD – Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice Maleeka Bokhari said on Friday that a clause that allowed chemical castration of serial sex offenders had been removed from the recently approved anti-rape bill. 

Addressing a press conference flanked by Law Minister Farogh Naseem, she said that it had been withdrawn from the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2021, following the objections raised by the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII).

CII, a state-run body that interprets laws from an Islamic perspective, termed chemical castration an un-Islamic practice.

A day earlier, the joint session of the parliament approved 33 legislation bills, including the anti-rape criminal law.

The bill was presented by PM’s aide on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan with Jamaat-i-Islami members introducing an amendment demanding the replacement of chemical castration with hanging.

The recent legislation related to sex crimes was rooted by public outcry against a recent surge in incidents of rape of women and children in the South Asian country.

The incumbent authorities will establish special courts across the country to expedite trials of rape suspects and decide cases of sexual abuse expeditiously, preferably within four months.

Earlier in 2020, PM Imran Khan approved a law for the chemical castration of serial rapists. The decision was made during a federal cabinet meeting wherein the law ministry presented a draft of the anti-rape ordinance.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 24 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 24, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.4 74.15
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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