Gold heist reported on plane flying from Dubai to Karachi

11:57 PM | 5 Sep, 2022
Gold heist reported on plane flying from Dubai to Karachi

KARACHI – Gold valuing Rs20 million was reportedly stolen when the owner was flying from Dubai to Karachi by a private airline last week.

According to reports, Muhammad Moonis was legally carrying 1,542 grams of gold from Dubai to Karachi and it was meant to be delivered to a jeweller in the Pakistani port city.

Moonis complained to Customs Security at Karachi airport that his suitcase carrying gold had gone missing. Security officials checked the airport and the passengers, but failed to find the missing suitcase.

Moonis, who travelled from Dubai to Karachi via a private airline flight (EZ-335), said he believed that the gold was stolen from the luggage area. He said that airport security officials were informed about the happening on time, but to no avail. The plane was also checked after landing in Karachi.

Officials of the airline said a proper checking and inspection system was in place to prevent such incidents therefore the gold might have been stolen at Dubai airport.

However, Moonis confirmed that he carried gold to the flight and it was stolen somewhere on the plane before it landed in Pakistan.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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