SP Dawar's murder in Afghanistan and behavior of Kabul regime raise questions: ISPR

08:26 PM | 15 Nov, 2018
SP Dawar's murder in Afghanistan and behavior of Kabul regime raise questions: ISPR
RAWALPINDI - The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the military has condemned the brutal murder of SP Tahir Dawar in Afghanistan.

In a series of tweet on Thursday, the Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said: “Brutal murder of SP Tahir Khan Dawar in Afghanistan is highly condemnable. We have lost a brave police officer. His abduction, move to Afghanistan, murder and follow up behavior of Afghan authorities raise questions which indicate involvement or resources more than a terrorist organisation in Afghanistan.”

The director general further said: “While investigations by Pakistani authorities are in the process, we reiterate that Afghan security forces to cooperate in border fencing and bilateral border security coordination to deny use of Afghan territory against Pakistan.”

Afghanistan hands over Dawar's body to Pakistani govt

The dead body of the martyred Superintendent Police Peshawar Tahir Khan Dawar was handed over to a Pakistani delegation on Pakistan-Afghan Border at Tourkham on Thursday evening.

Minister of State for Interior Shahryar Khan Afridi and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information Shaukat Yousafzai were present at Torkham to receive the dead body of Tahir Dawar.

Mohsin Dawar and other people were also present on the occasion.

Slain SP's dead body is being brought to Peshawar by helicopter. The funeral prayers of Tahir Dawar will be offered at Police Lines in Peshawar.

Tahir Khan Dawar was kidnapped by some unknown persons in Islamabad on 26th of last month.

His dead body was recovered in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan the day before yesterday.

Meanwhile in a statement tonight, the Foreign Office spokesperson said the sad episode of retrieval of the body of SP Tahir Khan Drawar, following his brutal murder in Afghanistan two days ago, ended as an official delegation brought it back today.

The spokesman added that after the news of Tahir Drawar's death broke out on the evening of 13 November 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul immediately contacted Afghan authorities for confirmation of the news and handing over of the body of the deceased to Pakistan.

'The mysterious tragedy of Tahir Dawar is heartbreaking'

The Afghan government had informed the Pakistan embassy in Kabul that the body was found by local people in Dur Baba village in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province bordering Khyber and Mohmand tribal districts. It said the body was exhumed and would be handed over to the Pakistan consulate in Jalalabad. The process took a lot longer than anticipated.

"The mysterious tragedy of Tahir Dawar is heartbreaking. May he rest in peace. On this, I talked to both Kabul and Jalalabad. The victim's body, now at a morgue in Jalalabad, will be handed over with full dignity and respect expeditiously," Afghan ambassador to Pakistan Dr Omar Zakhilwal tweeted. He added the Afghan government will investigate how Dawar ended up on that side.

The missing SP belonged to North Waziristan. He was promoted as acting SP only a couple of months ago, though his service card found on his badly wounded body said he was deputy superintendent of police. He survived a number of attempts on his life, including two suicide attacks in Bannu in recent years. As family and friends had been demanding his safe recovery, nothing was heard from any senior official of the KP government or the police force.

Minister of State for Interior Shahryar Afridi told the media he cannot comment on it as it was a sensitive issue.

The colleagues and tribesmen of Dawar tribe were angry over the government and police for failing to make any progress in the recovery of the officer despite lapse of over two weeks. There was severe criticism on the performance of the police and the government, both federal and provincial, which failed to recover its own officer. People kept asking as to how they will provide security to a common man if they cannot protect their own officers.


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies - Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 2 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45  77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
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 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold registers big fall in Pakistan; check today gold rates in Pakatan - 2 December 2023

The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 2 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Karachi PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Islamabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Peshawar PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Quetta PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sialkot PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Attock PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujranwala PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Jehlum PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Multan PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Bahawalpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujrat PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nawabshah PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Chakwal PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Hyderabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nowshehra PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sargodha PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Faisalabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Mirpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705


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