French court approves ad that shows woman tied to a train track

Aleena Raheel 12:43 PM | 24 Nov, 2018
French court approves ad that shows woman tied to a train track
LAHORE - Women remain to be treated as objects in the most progressive parts of the world, and France seems to be no different. French courts have approved an ad that is deemed offensive by many.

The southern town of Beziers had put an ad, showing a woman tied to train tracks, to celebrate the arrival of high-speed TGV trains.

As the caption read “with the TGV, she would have suffered less“, many people saw this ad as an insult to the memory of a woman who was recently murdered on the TGV tracks.

Emilie Hallouin was allegedly tied to the TGV tracks by her husband and was run over by the train in northern France.

One thing we fail to understand, how can inflicting pain on one person be a good advertisement plan? If anything, it shows lack of planning and lack of creativity.

The French courts intervened, and have, shockingly, allowed the ad to continue.

Bezier’s far-right Mayor, Robert Menard has also defended the ad.

"Should we ban thousands of examples of ‘feminicide’ in cinema, cartoons and music clips?” and shared images of other instances where such images were used in popular culture."



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 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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