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Bakhtawar Bhutto terms Dua Zehra’s Nikkah 'coerced and manipulated'

05:36 PM | 26 Apr, 2022
Bakhtawar Bhutto terms Dua Zehra’s Nikkah 'coerced and manipulated'
Source: Bakhtawar Bhutto (Instagram)

The Dua Zehra case seems to have plunged the entire nation into a debate. Many celebrities and prominent figures have weighed in and shared their viewpoints online.

Now, late Benazir Bhutto's daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari has shared her stance on the entire fiasco and she censured the viral picture of the nikkah of Dua Zehra.

Taking to Twitter, the elder sister of PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zarda said that the nikkah is illegal as Dua is underage. She expressed disgust over people blaming the young girl.

"This is not legal as she is underage (14) so obviously coerced and manipulated. There is zero consent at 14 and it is revolting to see so many people blame a child," she wrote.

"The man should be charged with kidnapping & the maulvi should be arrested for signing off on child marriage," she wrote.

As for the case, Dua claimed that she had married of her own free will in a court. The teenager further stated that she left Karachi at her will and was not kidnapped, adding that she wishes to live with her husband and does not want to return to her family.

The police confirmed that the teenager and her reported husband Zaheer Ahmed are currently at the District Police Office (DPO) in Okara. According to reports, Dua is being shifted to Lahore and the Karachi police have been informed about the development.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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