Danish Kaneria levels 'forced conversion' allegations against Shahid Afridi

10:17 PM | 27 Oct, 2023
Danish Kaneria
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Former Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria has accused former skipper Shahid Afridi of trying to convert him to Islam forcibly. 

Opening up about the alleged discrimination he faced from his teammates during his playing days for being a Pakistani Hindu, Kaneria said that Afridi wanted him to give up Hinduism and convert to Islam. He said that Inzamam-ul-Haq and Shoaib Akhtar were the only two Pakistani players who stood by him.

“Shahid Afridi troubled me a lot during my playing days. Afridi and others would not eat with me. Shahid Afridi tried forcing me to convert to Islam. Inzamam-ul-Haq and Shoaib Akhtar were the only people who supported me,” Kaneria told an interviewer.

Kaneria said that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials backed several players who were charged with spot-fixing, but they didn’t support him because of his religion.

“I was charged with spot-fixing during my county stint. I admitted that I only met a bookie and that was it. But they pressured me to accept the charges. The PCB didn’t support me because I was a Hindu. They were scared that if I continued to play, I would break their records,” Kaneria said.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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