Man imprisoned in Karachi Jail sells artwork for Rs1.3m, sends mother Rs1m for Umrah

10:55 PM | 6 Oct, 2023
Man imprisoned in Karachi Jail sells artwork for Rs1.3m, sends mother Rs1m for Umrah
Source: Arts Council Karachi

A man imprisoned in the Karachi Central Jail for kidnapping for ransom recently sold a piece of art at the Arts Council of Pakistan's Art and Craft Exhibition for Rs1.3 million.

The prisoner, identified as Ijaz, sent his mother Rs1 million from this amount to perform Umrah. He said this earning was the result of his hard work. 

His mother expressed happiness at her son's ability to use his hard-earned money to fulfill her desire.

Ijaz also gave Rs300,000 for his sister's forthcoming wedding.

Ijaz was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being found guilty in a kidnapping-for-ransom case, according to the acting Prisons IG Muhammad Hassan Sehto. He was imprisoned on December 14, 2013.

His artwork was on display at the Arts Council of Pakistan in Karachi along with the works of other convicts.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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