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Pakistan arrests five nationals for taking up jobs in Israel

04:08 PM | 5 Jul, 2023
Pakistan arrests five nationals for taking up jobs in Israel
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KARACHI – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested five Pakistani nationals for taking up jobs in Israel in violation of the Pakistan’s laws.

The South Asian country does not recognise the state of Israel and calls for an independent state of Palestine with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital city. The Pakistani passport clearly states that it is valid in all countries of the world, except Israel.

An FIA spokesperson told media that the operation was launched last month after the investigation officials detected remittances trail and found solid evidence that these individuals had been working in Israel for years.

He said the suspects stayed in Tel Aviv for up to seven years and they worked as helpers and car washers there.

He said all the arrested suspects belonged to Mirpur Khas district of Sindh province, adding that case had been registered against them. for violating Pakistan’s Passport Act 1974 and the Emigration Ordinance 1979.

The FIA has been looking for three others, who had been working in Israel. The agency said the suspects entered the Jewish state through an Israeli agent to whom they had paid Rs300,000 to Rs400,000 ($1,090 to $1,453) each.

The agent had taken them to Israel through the Jordan airport on a Schengen visa. They had returned to Karachi from Jordan via Dubai, the FIA official said, adding that the suspects used to send money to Pakistan via Western Union money transfer service.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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