‘Tainted’ SAMAA TV anchor Ali Arif justifies receiving iPhone X for settling police case

05:01 PM | 11 May, 2018
‘Tainted’ SAMAA TV anchor Ali Arif justifies receiving iPhone X for settling police case
KARACHI – Ali Arif, the SAMAA TV anchor has posted a video on social media to clarify his position over his leaked telephonic conversation brought to light by his journalistic fellow, Iqrar ul Hassan.

In the leaked voice note, Arif was demanding two iPhone X from the relative of Junaid Kakar, a college student, who threatened and broke his mobile phone, tendered an apology to him and was forgiven in return, the other day.

In the 11-minute video clip, Arif justified his demands by saying, “It is my right to get compensation as I work hard to earn money.”

According to Ali, the conversation which went viral on social media was twisted and the other side of the story was not shown properly.

“Junaid Kakar’s Cousin Khalid Kakar called and threatened me; I asked them to hand over their vehicle to Police and demanded an apology.”

“I first asked them to bring Junaid and his companion for an apology but upon resistance, I lodge my complaint following which police arrested Junaid and Ahmed Wali Kakar,” said the anchor.

He claimed that Khalid had threatened me in the police station that they will leak my audio tape.

Earlier, last week, Ali Arif and the college students settled the matter and announced the same on social media.

However, renowned TV anchor Iqrar Ul Hassan confirmed that Arif had demanded smartphones for not pursuing the case.

The ARY anchor wrote on his timeline “ I verify that voice in the call is of Ali Arif as I know him personally”.

The ‘Sar e Aam’ anchor added that he felt ashamed as such persons were part of the media industry, where people sell their profession just for two mobiles.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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