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Army joins hunt for kidnappers of Pakistani businessman in Uganda

05:41 PM | 1 Oct, 2022
Army joins hunt for kidnappers of Pakistani businessman in Uganda
Source: @updf_ (Twitter)

KAMPALA – The Uganda People’s Defence Forces has joined a search operation for suspects involved in kidnapping a Pakistani businessman in Kireka town of Wasiko district.

The army joined the hunt after the suspects were spotted wearing military uniform in CCTV footage of the abduction.

A kidnapping and robbery case was lodged by victim, identified as Rafik Khan, after the suspects abandoned him on a road.

A spokesperson of the military said that an investigation is underway to confirm the identities of the people involved in the case. It is yet to establish whether it was a legal raid or abduction, he added.

Col Deo Akiiki, the deputy army spokesperson, said that a statement will be issued after the probe is completed in the case.

Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, said that two of the suspects in the video can be seen wielding guns and wearing military uniform while others are casually dressed, according to a Uganda-based media portal.  

He said that the Pakistani businessman was was robbed of $300, Shs 700,000, and his two Samsung smartphones.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, 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. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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