Fake Death announcement of living person in Mianwali mosque prompts police action

01:10 PM | 18 Apr, 2024
Fake Death announcement of living person in Mianwali mosque prompts police action
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Pakistani humour is known for its wit and satire, and it is known for having a charm of its own, but it’s the humour that can sometimes be misunderstood or taken in a way that causes harm or offence.

A bizarre yet comical event occurred in Mianwali, a city located northwest of Punjab province, where a fake death announcement of a living person prompted quick action from law enforcers.

The incident was reported in a mosque in Chhidru area of Mianwali. A death announcement of a teacher named Saifullah Khan was made at the Jamia Masjid Ali Khel.

Friends, family, and locals started visiting Saifullah's residence for condolences over the man’s demise. The reality of the incident emerged soon amid condolences, and it also angered Saifullah’s family.

The family members then approached the mosque's administration, who shared the phone number used to make the announcement. It turned out that the caller, pretending to be a cousin of Saifullah, requested the mosque to announce the death.

The enraged family members then approached local police to file a complaint. The police started a probe and held the individual who had made the false announcement, and investigations also revealed some other accomplices.

Speaking with Daily Pakistan, Saifullah Khan confirmed the incident, saying police agreed to take action against the person who had used the mobile phone for the false announcement.

However, he withdrew the complaint, as the perpetrator's family contacted him and asked for forgiveness.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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