One of three friends killed, two arrested for staging fake kidnapping in Gujranwala

10:15 PM | 19 Aug, 2023
One of three friends killed, two arrested for staging fake kidnapping in Gujranwala
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A fake kidnapping incident ill-planned by three friends claimed the life of one of them in Gujrawala on Saturday.

Three friends from the Gakkhar Mandi area in the Gujranwala District, Ahmadyar, Daud and Zabdeel, staged a fake kidnapping to make money.

According to the plan, Ahmadyar first left his home to see his friends and he got a phone call made to his family, telling them that he has been kidnapped. The caller demanded Rs500000 from Ahmadyar’s family for his release.

Ahmadyar’s family took money to the kidnappers, but they also reported the incident to the police. Daud came forward to collect money from Ahmadyar’s family and then the policemen hiding in dark opened the fire. As a result, Daud was killed at the scene. Police saw phone calls of other friends on Daud’s mobile phone and traced them. As a result, the police came to know about the entire drama and they arrested Daud and Zabdeel.

In a related development, police registered an attempted murder case against two assistant sub-inspectors and arrested them over negligence. According to the police, professional responsibilities were not fulfilled during the rescue operation. Police said that the kidnapper was killed before the kidnapped person was release. Had this incident been real, the police said, the kidnapped person would have been killed.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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