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ISPR says the man shown being hanged in TTP video was not ISI official

11:58 AM | 6 Oct, 2015
ISPR says the man shown being hanged in TTP video was not ISI official
RAWALPINDI (Staff Report) - Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has dismissed the latest claim of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in which the militant group said they have hanged an official of Pakistan's premier intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

TTP had released a video on Sunday showing a man being hanged in North Waziristan area of Pakistan. In the video the man also said that he was a soldier of Pakistan army and have been working with ISI.

According to Director General ISPR Lt General Asim Bajwa the claim made by Taliban insurgents is completely false and baseless. The man shown in their video is neither an army soldier nor an ISI official, he declared.

An unnamed senior government official said the man shown being hanged in the video was originally an Afghan national who crossed the border mistakenly. Intelligence reports confirmed that Taliban arrested him and asked for a ransom from his family, upon their failure to pay ransom money the group hanged him, the official added.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 14 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 14, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25  303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65

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