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Uzair Baloch confesses to spying for Iranian intelligence agencies in sensational disclosure

01:50 PM | 9 Oct, 2017
Uzair Baloch confesses to spying for Iranian intelligence agencies in sensational disclosure
KARACHI - Uzair Baloch, a notorious leader of the Lyari gang war, on Monday made startling revelations in court, and also admitted to providing secret information regarding Pakistan's security institution to Iranian intelligence agencies, local media reported.

While giving his confessional statement regarding his crimes in missing persons case before the magistrate, Baloch said that he provided information regarding army installations and officials to foreign agents, adding that the Iranian agents had assured him of his safety.

Uzair, who was arrested by security forces after he mysteriously appeared in Karachi last year in January, was also once a loyal of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

The gang war leader said that he had also established a terror group named Peoples Aman Committee, and had confessed to killing many people, including police officials and government officers.

"I had political support for these activities, including transfer and posting of favourite police officers," he said, adding that he acquired weapons during 2008 to 2013 which were used in the attacks.

In 2012, around 35 cases pertaining to murder, attempted murder and attacking the police had been registered against him.

He was also declared a proclaimed offender after he killed three men including Arshad Pappu, the alleged leader of a Lyari gang, his brother Yasir Arafat and their confidant Juma Shera in 2013.

On December 29, 2014, Interpol arrested Uzair when he was crossing into the United Arab Emirates from Muscat by road. Later, the Pakistani authorities confirmed the report and sent a team to UAE for taking him into custody but it was refused.

Later, the same team again visited the Gulf state several times in this regard and it surfaced on media that UAE had handed over the accused to Pakistani authorities, but there was no official statement.

Subsequently, Uzair Baloch had been arrested by Rangers personnel outside Karachi last year in January in what the paramilitary force said was a raid, Dawn news reported.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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