Police arrest woman in connection with PPP MPA's assasination

Web Desk 11:38 AM | 16 Feb, 2020
Police arrest woman in connection with PPP MPA's assasination

KARACHI - Police on Sunday arrested a woman allegedly involved in the assassination of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Member of Sindh Assembly Shahnaz Ansari, local media reported.

The alleged suspect identified as Salma was arrested during raids, while a search operation is underway to nab other accused persons. 

The case in the murder has not been registered yet. 

THe PPP MPA was shot dead on Saturday near the Khan Mari river, Sindh police said. Shahnaz Ansari, who was nominated on a reserved seat, was allegedly gunned down by the nephew of her recently deceased brother-in-law, Zahid Khokhar, the police added. 

According to Geo TV, the PPP leader was attending Khokar's chehlum when the attack took place. She was rushed to the People's Medical Hospital, but passed away before she reached, according to doctors at the hospital. 

Police said that Ansari had decided to attend her brother-in-law's chehlum knowing about the tensions that existed between her and Khokhar's nephew. 

Police said an investigation will be conducted to ascertain how many individuals were involved in the attack on Ansari. 

Initial reports suggested that the attack was motivated by a longstanding land dispute. Khokhar's nephews had been claiming the rights to the disputed land stating that there had been no rightful heir to it.  

Ansari was reportedly active within the PPP and was involved in Sindh's political scene. She was the district president of the PPP Women's Wing in her constituency.

Hundreds of PPP workers had reached the hospital as soon as news broke about her murder. 

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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 February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430


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