This is Taha Siddiqui (@TahaSSiddiqui) using Cyrils a/c. I was on my way to airport today at 8:20am whn 10-12 armed men stopped my cab & forcibly tried to abduct me. I managed to escape. Safe and with police now. Looking for support in any way possible #StopEnforcedDisappearances
— cyril almeida (@cyalm) January 10, 2018
— Asad Hashim (@AsadHashim) January 10, 2018
Journalist community must condemn the kidnapping attempt of @TahaSSiddiqui with full unity no compromise on harassment of media
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) January 10, 2018
Attempted kidnapping of journalist in the federal capital just a day after Supreme Court reprimanded Missing Persons Commission for being too slow. Someone got the wrong idea. #StopEnforcedDisappearances https://t.co/GtzTByROMN
— Fahad Desmukh (@desmukh) January 10, 2018
— Rabia Mehmood (@Rabail26) January 10, 2018
— Kay Johnson (@kayatrtrz) January 10, 2018
#WION’s Pakistan bureau chief @TahaSSiddiqui narrowly escaped #abduction. Taha was beaten, threatened with death and his belongings taken. #WIONJournoAssaulted #StopEnforcedDisappearanceshttps://t.co/oFFpAQpPBJ
— WION (@WIONews) January 10, 2018
— Douglas Schorzman (@DougSchorzman) January 10, 2018
— Daanika Kamal (@daanikamal) January 10, 2018
— Zara (@SweetZaraR) January 10, 2018
— DNA (@dna) January 10, 2018
Message of support from Taha's editors at France 24 pic.twitter.com/ggzDjEm5XV
— Mighty (@mightyobvious) January 10, 2018
Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.
On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and 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.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Karachi||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Quetta||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Attock||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Multan||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|