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Teen maid torture case: Gharidah Farooqi's show suspended

Dawood Rehman 07:24 PM | 25 Jul, 2017
Teen maid torture case: Gharidah Farooqi's show suspended
LAHORE - A Pakistani TV anchor has landed in hot water after she was found holding a teenage maid captive at her house in a posh society of Punjab's capital city against her will.

Police on Monday recovered Sonia, 15, who had been held by Gharidah Farooqi, an anchor at Express TV, at her house in Lahore’s Bahria Town. The girl was allegedly barred from meeting her parents who recently paid a visit to the place.

Now, following an FIR against the TV show host and immense public pressure, the news channel has suspended her show for two weeks.

Sonia’s father, Muhammad Anwar, from Punjab’s Nankana district, had filed a habeas corpus petition for her recovery from Gharidah’s house. The petitioner alleged that the anchor had not allowed his daughter to see her family for the last six months and kept her in illegal detention.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Hafeezur Rehman Chaudhry had directed the Station House Officer (SHO) of Sundar Police to recover the detainee and produce her before the court.

Soon after the police produced the child before the court on Monday, the judge ordered her release and handed over the girl to her parents before disposing of the petition.

Before the recovery was made, sound recordings of three phone calls - allegedly between Gharidah and a woman named Shazia - had been circulated widely on social media.

In the recorded exchange, Shazia accused Gharidah of torturing the girl and refusing her an opportunity to meet with her parents. Both allegations were denied strongly by the woman presumed to be Farooqi, who asked for proof of her wrongdoing.

Best known for a current affairs TV program "G for Gharidah", Ms Gharida has worked with Pakistan Television Network (PTV), ATV, Dunya TV, Geo News, Samaa TV.

Despite several attempts, Ms Gharida was unavailable for comment.

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Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

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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 02, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 271.1 271.6
Euro EUR 298.27 298.87
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335.5 336.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs207,100 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.

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 207,100 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 207,100 PKR 2,420

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