The murder of Baloch has caused civil society and legislators alike to raise concerns about the lack of severe punishment for perpetrators of honor killings. Under Pakistan's existing laws, those involved in killing family members for honor may be pardoned by other family members and can therefore escape punishment.
Under the proposed new "Anti-Honour Killings" law, relatives of the victim would only be able to pardon the killer from being sentence to capital punishment. However, perpetrators will still face a mandatory life sentence of twelve-and-a-half years.
Legislators have also proposed life imprisonment of 25 years for perpetrators even if they are pardoned by family under the Qisas or Diyat laws. Under the new legislation, this life-sentence will also be non-commutable.
On the other hand, in the anti-rape bill, a provision to conduct DNA tests on both the alleged victim and perpetrator has been added for the first time in the country's history. Rape of minors, as well as the mentally and physically ill, will also become punishable by death.
Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid chaired the meeting of the joint committee. He announced that the report about both the bills would likely be presented before the joint session of parliament in the first week of August for eventual passage.
Right after the committee meeting, Maryam Nawaz, daughter of the Prime Minister, took to Twitter and revealed how the proposed laws would progress in Parliament.
We have achieved consensus on anti-honour killing & anti-rape bills in committee of joint sitting of Parliament. Great news for Pakistan.1/2— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) July 21, 2016
The bills shall now be submitted to joint sitting to be held in 2 weeks IA. Was a v uphill task. Countless days & nights have gone into it.— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) July 21, 2016
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 4, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||337.01||337.71|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||34.19||34.54|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.25||175.25|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Karachi||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Islamabad||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Peshawar||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Quetta||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Sialkot||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Attock||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Gujranwala||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Jehlum||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Multan||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Gujrat||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Nawabshah||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Chakwal||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Hyderabad||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Nowshehra||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Sargodha||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Faisalabad||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|
|Mirpur||PKR 205,200||PKR 2,430|