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Pakistan court sentences man to death for sharing blasphemous content in WhatsApp group

08:15 PM | 25 Mar, 2023
Pakistan court sentences man to death for sharing blasphemous content in WhatsApp group
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PESHAWAR – An anti-terrorism court in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital has awarded death sentence to a man for sharing blasphemous content in a WhatsApp group.

The court convicted the man, who is the resident of Mardan under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act and Anti-Terrorist Act after he was found guilty. He has also been sentenced to 23 years in jail while Rs800,000 fine has also been imposed.

The convict has however been given a chance to file an appeal against the verdict. The Federal Investigation Agency had arrested the suspect in 2021 after a case was registered against him on a complaint filed by a resident of Talagang district in Punjab.

The investigators seized his cell phone and found him guilty after forensic examination of the phone’s record.

The National Commission of Justice and Peace’s data shows 774 Muslims and 760 members of various minority religious groups were accused of blasphemy in the last 20 years.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

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