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Samia Shahid's husband fears for his life after progress in wife's murder investigation

04:03 PM | 1 Aug, 2016
Samia Shahid's husband fears for his life after progress in wife's murder investigation

LAHORE - The husband of Samia Shahid has claimed that he and his friends have been receiving death threats after the alleged honor killing of his wife.

Talking to Daily Mail, Syed Mukhtar Kazam, who arrived in Pakistan immediately after the death of his wife, said that his friends and other supporters had been receiving threatening phone calls from unknown numbers.

"The people standing by me have been getting phone calls with threats to shoot them, and me. I feel that I could die at any moment," he went on say.

He further added that he did not know many people in the Pakistani community and as a result, he had to run from place to place to save his life.

"I cannot stay in one place for more than a few hours. I am scared someone will attack me," Kazam said.

Pakistani police are meanwhile investigating the alleged honor killing of his wife, Samia Shahid.

The case, which was said to be a natural death in the beginning, has been blown wide open after Shahid's autopsy revealed a large bruise on her neck.

Police have arrested and questioned Shahid's father, who had initially claimed his daughter had died of natural causes. Since the, he has changed his statement to claim that his daughter had committed suicide.

The family of the deceased woman has dismissed all allegations of their involvement in her "killing". But, Kazam insists that his wife was murdered  by her family for marrying him and claims they never accepted him into the fold.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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