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Noor Mukadam case: US embassy officials meet convicted Zahir Jaffer at Adiala Jail

03:00 PM | 4 Apr, 2024
Noor Mukadam case: US embassy officials meet convicted Zahir Jaffer at Adiala Jail
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RAWALPINDI – A three-member delegation of the US embassy visited Adiala Jail to meet convict Zahir Jaffer, who was awarded death sentence in 2022 for killing Noor Mukadam, the daughter of former bureaucrat.

The US embassy officials were granted access to Zahir Jaffer and they held a meeting with him in the jail superintendent’s room.

The jail officials said that the meeting was part of the consular access to Jaffer, who also holds the US nationality.

In Feb 2022, a sessions court in the country’s federal capital sentenced Zahir Jaffer to death for killing Noor Mukadam.

District and Sessions Judge Atta Rabbani had announced the reserved verdict. The court had also awarded 10-year imprisonment to two of his employees named Jamil and Jan Mohammad while an accused, Tahir Zahoor, was acquitted.

The convict later moved the Islamabad High Court against the death sentence but the petition was rejected in April 2023. He has filed a petition against his conviction in the Supreme Court.

The daughter of the former ambassador, Noor Mukadam, was beheaded on July 20, 2021, in Islamabad’s F-7 area. The deceased was the daughter of Shaukat Mukadam, who served as Pakistan’s ambassador to South Korea and Kazakhstan.

The Islamabad police arrested suspect Zahir Zakir Jaffer on the night of July 20 from his house where, according to Noor’s parents, he killed her with a sharp instrument and severed her head.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, 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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