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Pakistani origin policeman saves suicidal man’s life in Hong Kong through Urdu

12:55 PM | 15 Mar, 2017
Pakistani origin policeman saves suicidal man’s life in Hong Kong through Urdu
VICTORIA - In a dramatic turn of events, a policemen of Pakistani descent saved life of a suicidal man in Hong Kong by communicating in Urdu.

Due to his Pakistan origin Ifzal Zaffar could speak Urdu fluently, leading him to save the life of another Pakistani who had climbed up a crane at a construction site.

Zaffar climbed up the 65ft crane and exchanged words with the man, after which he agreed to come down and was taken to a hospital.

The 20-years-old Zaffar talked to a leading daily after his dramatic entry and highlighted his medium of communication, the reason behind his accomplishment.

"I used the techniques we learned at the academy … I think he felt safer knowing that I could talk to him in his own language," he said.

Zaffar joined junior police cell two years ago and expressed that it was his childhood dream to be a policemen despite the fact that his family was not very confident regarding his decision.


Soon after the policeman managed to handle the situation with rationality, social media buffs lauded his valour.

Some dubbed him handsome while many others termed him an example for aspiring police officers.

The writer is a civil servant.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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