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No honour in 'honour killings': PM Nawaz

05:03 PM | 22 Feb, 2016
No honour in 'honour killings': PM Nawaz
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that there is no honour in honour killing so government will take all the necessary steps to eliminate all kinds of discrimination against women.

PM Nawaz said this while addressing a function in connection with the screening of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's documentary "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness" at the Prime Minister Office in  on Monday.

He said men and women enjoy equal rights in Islam and the government has laid special focus on the protection of women rights and empowering them in the Vision 2015.

The prime minister said civil society, religious scholars, and media condemned crimes against women in the name of honour.

He said that killing in the name of honour is wrong and relevant legislation will be done to check inhumane practice.

Addressing the event, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy said, "speaking the truth is difficult in Pakistan but the courage given by my father enabled me to take the initiative.” Sharmeen said that her father stood with her towards her ambition and she was happy that the film was being screened in Pakistan.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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