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Nine foreigners arrested for scuffling with police in Pakistan capital

06:07 PM | 13 Sep, 2023
Nine foreigners arrested for scuffling with police in Pakistan capital
Source: A screengrab from Twitter video

ISLAMABAD – Nine nationals of an African country were arrested in Pakistan capital of Islamabad for engaging in a scuffle with police officials. 

The arrest comes after the video of the incident went viral on social media, showing the foreigners roughing up police officials on a road in G-10/1 area.

The incident took place on September 2 and since then the police have taken no action against the foreign nationals in an attempt to hush up the case. However, they were arrested after social media users expressed highlighted the matter.  

Reports said there was an altercation between a group of locals and nationals of the African country after a road accident. At that time, a police patrolling team reached the spot and called the Ramna police to handle the matter. 

The foreigners later started arguing with the policemen and asked them to show their identity as they suspected them to be impersonators trying to support the group of locals. After the arguments intensified, the foreign national started beating the police officials.

When the police called more support, the foreign nationals approached their embassy. In the meantime, the local group escaped from the scene. A counselor of the embassy reached the spot and tendered an apology took the countermen with him. 

A police official has confirmed the arrest of the nine foreign nationals in the case registered under sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation). 

He said all legal formalities in the case will be fulfilled. 

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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