Tortured maid Tayyaba's trial to be held in Islamabad High Court

03:17 PM | 24 Mar, 2017
Tortured maid Tayyaba's trial to be held in Islamabad High Court
ISLAMABAD - Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday decided to contiue hearing Tayyaba torture case while dismissing civil society’s plea seeking transfer of case at native province’s local court.

Human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir, on behalf of the civil society, had filed two petitions seeking the transfer of the case to a district court and to become a party in the case. However, the court turned down both the applications.

According to the details, Justice Amir Farooq said that the issue pertaining to torture on a 10-year-old maid by owners additional judge Raja Khurram and his wife Maheen Zafar would not be sent to subordinate court as IHC is authorized to hear it as per law.

Victim’s lawyer argued that IHC’s verdict would be affected by accused Raja Khurram. Subsequently, the court rejected the appeal and decided to hear the case by itself.

The 10-year-old tortured child maid Tayyaba was recovered from the sessions court judge’s residence in Islamabad early this year. The Supreme Court took suo moto notice of the case on media reports, and later transferred the case to the trial court.

The affluent Khan and his wife were booked after the 10-year-old Tayyaba recorded her shocking statement regarding the brutal torture before the police in the presence of Assistant Commissioner Potohar Nisha Ishtiaq.

The writer is a civil servant.


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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