KARACHI – Prominent Pakistani rights activist and lawyer Jibran Nasir returned home on Friday evening, hours after he was allegedly abducted by unknown men in the port city.
The development comes hours after his celebrity wife, Mansha Pasha, said they were returning home from dinner when some men forcibly took Nasir away.
“We were returning home from dinner when a white Vigo intercepted our car and almost smashed into it. Around 15 men in plainclothes forcibly took him away. They were carrying pistols,” she said in her video message, tearfully calling for Nasir’s safe return.
Appealing for public support, Pasha asked people to stand in solidarity with her husband and pray for his safe and early return.
The TV star later filed a police complaint, demanding action against the unidentified people who took her husband away.
Nasir, 36, had in the past contested National Assembly elections from Karachi and is considered one of the most vocal persons against rights violations in Pakistan.
The news of Nasir’s 'abduction' spread quickly, prompting numerous people and rights groups to condemn the incident.
Expressing their concerns, they demanded safe and immediate release of Nasir.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expressed its concern through a tweet saying, “HRCP is deeply concerned by reports of the abduction of lawyer and activist Jibran Nasir by unknown armed persons in Karachi. We demand his immediate and safe recovery, and that those responsible for the abduction be held accountable under the law.”
Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.
Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.37||36.72|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.33||177.33|
Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Karachi||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Islamabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Peshawar||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Quetta||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sialkot||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Attock||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujranwala||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Jehlum||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Multan||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujrat||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nawabshah||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Chakwal||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Hyderabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nowshehra||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sargodha||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Faisalabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Mirpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|