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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 rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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