Capital police official held for sharing secret information with ‘foreign agent’

ASI was stationed at Golra police station and was being monitored for suspicious activities

12:28 PM | 16 Dec, 2021
Capital police official held for sharing secret information with ‘foreign agent’

ISLAMABAD – An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Islamabad police has been arrested on espionage charges as he shared sensitive information with a foreign diplomat/agent.

Reports in local media said the counter-terrorism wing of the Federal Investigation Agency has apprehended the ASI Zahoor Ahmed, stationed at the Golra police station, on the charges of sharing sensitive information.

The accused has been booked under the provisions of the Official Secret Act 1923 and the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947. He was later produced in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Islamabad Faizan Haider Gilani.

Zahoor was and on suspicion was being monitored for some time. He was nabbed after the agency got information that he would meet a foreign diplomat at a metro bus station on Jinnah Avenue. 

In response, FIA officials of the counter-terrorism wing constituted a team who reached the spot. ASI was reportedly picked up by the foreign agent in a vehicle with tinted glasses.

He was later taken into custody as the car returned after some time and dropped him. Two cell phones, a wallet, Rs50,000 cash, and USBs were recovered from him while he failed to satisfy the officials about the secret meeting with the officials.

Later, he admitted taking money from the foreign diplomat against secret information and documents, per reports.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Islamabad police has also confirmed his arrest saying ASI Zahoor was taken into custody while a probe is underway.

On the other hand, a family member of detained cop refuted the charges leveled against Zahoor saying are false. Zahoor is being victimized for investigating a case of some powerful quarters, the family member alleged. 

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 30, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 30, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 286.05 289.15
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353.3 357
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 80.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.75
Australian Dollar AUD 189 191
Bahrain Dinar BHD 778.84 786.84
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.24 40.64
Danish Krone DKK 41.83 42.23
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 945.27 954.27
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.58 176.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.31 770.31
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 323.01 325.51
Thai Bhat THB 8.12 8.27

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 30, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,600 on Saturday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 176,270. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 30 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Karachi PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Islamabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Peshawar PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Quetta PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sialkot PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Attock PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujranwala PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Jehlum PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Multan PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Bahawalpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujrat PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nawabshah PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Chakwal PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Hyderabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nowshehra PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sargodha PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Faisalabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Mirpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450


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