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Maulana Sherani, Ashrafi grab one another's collars 'over Ahmadis' at CII meeting

03:25 PM | 29 Dec, 2015
Maulana Sherani, Ashrafi grab one another's collars 'over Ahmadis' at CII meeting
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - A meeting of the Council for Islamic Ideology (CII) turned violent as a scuffle broke out between Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani and Maulana Tahir Ashrafi.

The meeting was called to discuss various matters including sectarian issues.

Sources said the participants were discussing the status of Ahmadis under the Constitution of Pakistan when council chairman Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani and member Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, who is also chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council, entered into an argument that later turned personal and they reached out for each other’s collars.

Later, addressing a press conference, Ashrafi alleged Maulana Sherani grabbed him by the collar. Condemning the incident, Ashrafi questioned which section or which article of the constitution permits a member of a national institution to behave aggressively in a meeting.

He further said the topic of Ahmadis was not on today’s agenda of the meeting; however, Maulana Sherani brought it up leading to a scuffle.


Sources quoted an eyewitness saying that Ashrafi had first lunged at Sherani and grabbed him by his collar as the latter called him ‘an alcoholic.’ Participants in the meeting had to intervene to diffuse the situation.

The session was postponed for an indefinite period of time.

CII is a constitutional body that advises the legislature whether or not a certain law is repugnant to Islam, in particular to the Quran and Sunna.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

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