Arshad Sharif's murder was targeted assassination, not a case of mistaken identity: fact-finding committee

The slain journalist was forced to leave UAE while facing more than dozen cases in his homeland

09:18 AM | 7 Dec, 2022
Arshad Sharif's murder was targeted assassination, not a case of mistaken identity: fact-finding committee

ISLAMABAD – Investigators who traveled to Kenya and UAE to probe the killing of senior Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif, have made startling revelations in their report, claiming that the killing of the defiant TV host was well-planned.

The investigation committee submitted the inquiry report to the Secretary of Interior on December 03.

In the detailed report, the committee members revealed that the slain TV host was forced to leave Pakistan after threats associated with the cases registered against him with the almost same allegation that the journalist was involved in propaganda against institutions.

Meanwhile, the report also revealed that only two out of nine plaintiffs of FIRs, registered against Arshad, appeared before the committee, hinting that cases were registered against some of the rules.

The investigators find that Arshad Sharif was forced to leave United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The report cited that UAE authorities went to meet Arshad Sharif and asked him to leave the country. Later, he received a call from the hotel reception and was told that somebody had come to see him. He was then given an ultimatum of 48 hours to leave Dubai while having no visa for any other country.

The slain TV show host again applied for a UAE visa which was rejected shortly.

Pakistani investigators find contrasting discoveries in postmortems done in Kenya and Pakistan. The revelation comes as Kenyan police refused to produce one of the four officers of the General Service Unit before the probe team. Statements of the other three were also uncertain.

It further mentioned that two suspects, Khurram and Waqar, Arshad’s friends, who hosted in an East African country, were last people he met. Investigators mentioned detailed investigation from these two suspects.

FIR registered in Arshad Sharif’s murder on Supreme Court’s order

On Tuesday, a case was registered against the murder of senior journalist on orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan over a month after he was killed.

Three people including Waqar Ahmed, Khurram Ahmed, and Tariq Ahmed Wasi  have been nominated in the FIR that was registered at Islamabad's Ramna Police Station on the complaint of the federal government.


Rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.

Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 1 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.3 288.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 361.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.2 77
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.67 767.67
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.59 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.63 36.98
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.7 935.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 325.9 328.4
Thai Bhat THB 8.23 8.38

Gold rates drop in Pakistan; Check today’s gold rates 1 December 2023

KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 1 December 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.

In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696


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