Eid festivities turn sour as 'poverty-stricken' man axes wife, 7 children to death in Alipur

10:41 AM | 12 Apr, 2024
Eid festivities turn sour as 'poverty-stricken' man axes wife, 7 children to death in Alipur
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MUZAFFARGARH – A shocking incident sent shockwaves across the country as a man brutally killed eight members of his family in Madwala area of Alipur.

The culprit identified as Sajjad Khokhar killed his 42-year-old wife and seven children including a baby- with an axe over financial strains. The couple was often engaged in domestic violence over financial matters, locals told cops.

Police in the Punjab region apprehended the man and lodged a case against him.

The suspect admitted to the killing wife and children, saying he resorted to violence for being unable to feed his children. The victims were identified as 40-year-old Kausar, 8-year-old Ansa, 7-year-old Kanza, 5-year-old Ramsha, 4-year-old Shehnaz, 3-year-old Anas, 2-year-old Subhan, and 4-month-old Manza, per FIR.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz expressed grief over tragic incident, and directed Punjab IGP to report on the matter. The recent incident follows similar one in Karachi, where a man attempted suicide after poisoning his wife and children due to financial difficulties.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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