Defected system is fault of legislators, remarks CJP during Tayyaba torture case hearing

Haider Ali 03:29 PM | 25 Jan, 2017
Defected system is fault of legislators, remarks CJP during Tayyaba torture case hearing
ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Justice Saqib Nisar said on Wednesday that the defected system was not his fault, it was the fault of lawmakers of the country.

CJP who was hearing the case related to torture on child maid Tayyaba showed concerns regarding the rights of maids in suo moto hearing.

Justice Saqib Nisar said that Tayyaba was like his own daughter, and her case had to be examined in detail.

'We cannot ignore the granting of bail by judicial officer and the matter of handing of the child' remarked CJP

During today's hearing, Counsel for accused Maheen Zafar told the court that the clauses that were mentioned in the case were bailable.

Justice Saqib Nisar asked the lawyer how two judicial officers could grant bail to the accused and how the judicial officers decided to hand over the minor ignoring legal formalities.

CJP categorically expressed that the court could investigated both these officers whether they issued any notice first regarding bail and supervision of child or not.

The Chief Justice continued that it was hard to understand who took the girl’s parents to the lawyer and how they signed the pardon.

Justice Saqib Nisar inquired whether advocate Raja Zahoor was included in the case or not. Police informed him that he had been summoned for investigation.

Meanwhile, the police submitted its final report to the Supreme Court on the investigation conducted against Tayyaba’s employers, Additional Sessions Judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife Maheen Zafar.

DIG Police Kashif Alam prepared the final report on the case, in which Maheen Zafar was held responsible for torturing the 10-year-old maid Tayyaba.

The report citing an earlier medical report said that 21 torture marks were found on the body of the little girl.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 31, 2023

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 March 31, 2023 (Friday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.8 286.6
Euro EUR 306 309
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 79.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.6 76.4
Australian Dollar AUD 187.5 189.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 753.99 761.99
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.7
China Yuan CNY 41.25 41.65
Danish Krone DKK 41.26 41.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.11 36.46
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.67 934.67
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 736.34 744.35
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 308.25 310.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 31 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Karachi PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Islamabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Peshawar PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Quetta PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sialkot PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Attock PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujranwala PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Jehlum PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Multan PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Bahawalpur PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Gujrat PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nawabshah PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Chakwal PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Hyderabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Nowshehra PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Sargodha PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470
Faisalabad PKR 208,200 PKR 2,470


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