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Disabled death row convict set to be hanged

11:23 PM | 21 Aug, 2015
Disabled death row convict set to be hanged
LAHORE (Web Desk) - Abdul Basit, a 43-year-old man, who was convicted for murder in 2009, is set to be hanged.

Basit, who has been wheel chair bound since 2010 after developing tuberculosis, is about to be hanged after the court ordered a warrant for his death on July 29, but his execution got temporarily suspended.

The counsel for Basit had pointed out that Pakistan's law had provisions for mercy to be granted in cases where prisoners were suffering from severe "ill-health".

The government's failure to acknowledge this and commute Basit's sentence appeared to form part of a worrying trend involving the blanket dismissal of all mercy petitions considered since executions resumed in 2014, he said before the court.

The bench headed by Justice Alia Neelum halted the execution and sought a reply from the prisons department by August 17. A final hearing will take place on the August 25, which is when he will be notified of the final verdict on whether he will be getting the death penalty or not, reports the Dawn.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Puras, has also voiced concern over the medical condition of the death row inmate Basit.



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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