Dr Shakil Afridi's lawyer gunned down in Peshawar

08:08 PM | 17 Mar, 2015
Dr Shakil Afridi's lawyer gunned down in Peshawar
PESHAWAR (Web Desk) – Samiullah Afridi, one of the lawyers defending Dr Shakil Afridi, was shot dead near Mithra Road in Peshawar on Tuesday.


Reports said unidentified gunmen opened fire at the vehicle of the lawyer and fled leaving him wounded fatally. He later succumbed to his gunshot wounds at the hospital.


Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's faction Jundullah claimed the responsibility for the killing.


Samiullah had fled to Dubai in December 2013 after he received threats from militants, but was visiting Pakistan in connection with the case.


Afridi had helped the United States' Central Intelligence Agency to locate al-Qaeda head Osama bin Laden in the garrison town of Abottabad.


Pakistani security forces held him immediately after the May-2, 2011 raid.


Authorities ordered a retrial of the doctor after the international community raised concerns over his first trial that concluded with 86-year imprisonment sentence.


Afridi was jailed for 33 years in May 2012 after he was convicted of ties to militants, though some US lawmakers said the case was revenge for Afridi helping in the search for the al Qaeda chief.


Afridi is currently detained at Central Jail, Peshawar.


Serious threats loom on the family of Dr Afridi, according to American media, his wife along with her children fled the native province to hide in Punjab.


The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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