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Man suspected of 2016 Birmingham murder arrested in Pakistan

07:43 PM | 18 Jan, 2018
Man suspected of 2016 Birmingham murder arrested in Pakistan
LAHORE - A man suspected of shooting dead a businessman at his Birmingham factory almost two years ago has been detained in Pakistan, West Midlands Police confirm.

Tahir Zarif, who is from Derby was sought over the February 2016 murder of Akhtar Javeed during a botched robbery at his Direct Source 3 firm in Digbeth’s Rea Street.

West Midlands Police suspected Zarif had gone into hiding in Pakistan – and last night detectives had confirmation he’d been arrested and being detained in a Pakistani prison.

Mr Akhtar Javeed who was murdered in Digbeth.


Akhtar Javeed who was murdered in Digbeth.Three men were jailed in September 2016 for a total of 40 years for their part in the armed robbery that led to Mr Javeed’s death.

26-year-old Suraj Misty, was handed a 23-year sentence for manslaughter, while Lamar Wali and Sander van Aalten were imprisoned for seven years and six years eight months, respectively, for conspiracy to commit robbery.

At the time, Birmingham Crown Court heard how 56-year-old Mr Javeed was tied up and shot in the leg as a violent warning to open up the company’s safe.

He attempted to escape but during a struggle was shot again and died at the scene.

Det Insp Corfield added: “Mr Javeed’s family have been very patient and always said they have faith in the justice system to bring Zarif back to the UK to stand trial.

Tahir Zarif was believed to have travelled to Pakistan days after the shooting of Akhtar Javeed.


“It was hugely satisfying to break the news to them that our suspect has been detained.”

Company director Mr Javeed, 56, was shot and killed on February 3 in 2016 after he bravely tried to fight off his attackers.

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he believes...life is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to unseen world), Rain, and winter's Full Moon 'Jarray ki Chandani' always fascinate him too much.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

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

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 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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