The funniest American in Pakistan (is crazy about our mangoes)

02:28 PM | 12 Aug, 2016
The funniest American in Pakistan (is crazy about our mangoes)

When you think about consular staff, especially Americans consular staff in Pakistan, you think about serious people doing serious things for serious reasons. But one man is on a mission to break this stereotype, for some reason.

Meet this guy...


This is American Consulate of Karachis' in-house magician and caster of spells. His official job is to protect American Consulate in Karachi from Voldemort and his hobbies include wearing traditional Pakistani clothes and being protective about mangoes.

Just kidding. His name is Brian Asmus and he is the official spokesperson of the American consulate in Karachi.

Wait, what?

Now you obviously want to know what is he up to and what is going on at the American Consulate in Karachi? Is having so much fun in a government job even allowed?

We are not too sure at this point, but one thing we do know is that nothing can come between him and his one true love: Pakistani mangoes.

Ask Griffin Rozell who tried, oh but you can't because he was sent back to America. That's what you get for stealing Brian's mangoes.

Here you may ask, "Daily Pakistan, what the hell are you talking about?" So here's the back story:

It all started when Mehran TV sent a box of mangoes to the Consulate and Brian posted it on Facebook.

Claiming that some mangoes had gone missing, Brian took the rest of the mangoes into protective custody:

protective custody

However, as fate would have it, those mangoes soon went missing.

soon went missing

And Brian found a new purpose in life: To capture the mango thief and bring him to justice. For this purpose, he planned to set up a booby trap.

set up a booby trap

And soon...

and soon

"Aha! Unhand them, you fiend!"

Unhand them

It was discovered that the mango thief was none other than the Cultural Attache, Griffin Rozell, and he had been hoarding mangoes for reasons we have yet to understand.


Strict disciplinary action was taken against Griffin whose mango privileges were taken away.

mango privileges were taken away

He was also handcuffed, because Brian takes his mangoes very seriously.

Brian takes his mangoes very seriously

He was also grounded for, like, 5 days, which would make him miss the concert he was so looking forward to.


Before you feel sorry for Griffin, take a look at this photo. Even the children were not safe from his mango-stealing ways.

On the other hand this guy was rewarded because he proved the be instrumental in capturing Griffin.


And they lived happily ever after.


Wait, oh no, more mangoes were stolen, and this time the suspect was Brian himself.


Mangoes were being stolen left and right, so after direct orders from President Obama, the consulate hired a Head of Mango Security.

Who was strong...

Who was strong

And diligent...

And diligent

Despite strict security measures, the thief struck again...


Security camera footage revealed it was Griffin, nobody was surprised.


So now, with all the mangoes gone, Brian has resorted to magic and sorcery to bring his mangoes back...


Which he was unable to do, however, he made Angela appear, who apparently is a more powerful magician than anyone at the office.

And soon enough, Angela made mangoes using magic.

Brian's latest post has promised to bring us the finale in this saga soon. We are all very excited about it. Will we see Griffin again? Does Brian have an evil twin? We don't know, but we plan to stay tuned to find out.

Meanwhile, we are nominating Brian for the Funniest American in Pakistan™ award. Does Brian deserve it? We leave it to you to decide.


Pakistani rupee sees marginal decline against US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, & Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.

Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.6  288.65 
Euro EUR 312  315 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 360  363
U.A.E Dirham AED 78.25  79
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77.25
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 750.11 758.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 914.36 923.36
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 320.1 322.6
Thai Bhat THB 8.01 8.16

Gold rates see big increase in Pakistan; Check today gold price here

KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 29 November 2023

On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.

In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Karachi PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Islamabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Peshawar PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Quetta PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sialkot PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Attock PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujranwala PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Jehlum PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Multan PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Bahawalpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujrat PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nawabshah PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Chakwal PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Hyderabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nowshehra PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sargodha PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Faisalabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Mirpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610


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