Bol TV news anchor gunned down in Karachi

10:38 PM | 9 Jul, 2019
Bol TV news anchor gunned down in Karachi
KARACHI - A TV journalist was shot dead by his business partner over a dispute in the Sindh capital, police said on Tuesday.

Mureed Abbas Khar was an anchorperson in Bol News TV. His friend, identified as Khizer, was also gunned down by the 27-year-old gunman, Atif Zaman in Karachi's Defence area.

SSP South said the killings appeared to be a result of personal enmity.

Abbas' family said Atif Zaman had lent Rs500,000 from the deceased for tyre business.

The gunman also tried to kill himself after shooting down the duo. He was arrested by the police before being shifted to a hospital.

In a tweet, Pakistan's military spokesman said he was "saddened to know about the assassination" of BOL TV young anchor.

"Share the grief of bereaved family and BOL TV administration. May Allah bless his soul. Aamen," Major General Asif Ghafoor wrote on the official Twitter handle of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Executive Director Seemin Jamali confirmed that Abbas had been brought dead to the hospital.

She said that the anchorperson sustained multiple bullet wounds on his chest and abdomen.

Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kaleem Imam took notice of the incident and constituted a team to arrest the killers.

In a separate incident, unidentified armed men riding on motorcycle shot dead two people in Pehlwan Goth area of Karachi.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
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 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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