DSP, son among 3 held for robbery in Karachi

11:25 PM | 13 Jun, 2024
DSP, son among 3 held for robbery in Karachi
Source: TV screengrab

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Zafar Javed and his son were among three suspects arrested for their alleged involvement in a robbery at a pan shop in Karachi.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Arif Aslam informed the media that the three suspects, including the senior police officer and his son, were apprehended following the robbery at the pan shop in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area late Wednesday night.

A case was registered based on the complaint of the shop owner, Shahzeb, at the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Police Station. The police van used in the crime was also seized.

CCTV footage of the incident showed at least three men, two of whom were wearing masks, emerging from a police van and storming a pan shop. They threatened the shopkeeper and forcibly entered the premises to steal products and cash.

SSP Arif Aslam confirmed that the police van used in the robbery belongs to DSP Zafar Javed. He added that all suspects appearing in the footage are being identified.

According to the police, the initial investigation revealed that DSP Zafar's son and his friends were involved in the crime. Efforts are ongoing to arrest other accomplices.

The crime rate in Karachi has escalated, with at least 71 people shot dead by robbers in the first five months of 2024.

A report on Karachi crime in April indicated that 6,780 street crime incidents occurred in one month. Additionally, 20 vehicles were snatched and over 130 others stolen. The report also noted that 830 motorcycles were snatched and 4,200 others stolen during Ramadan, while 1,600 mobile phones were snatched.

In response to the surge in street crimes, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah issued directives to the police to enhance security and monitoring in Karachi to protect people's lives and property.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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