Pakistani journalist Khalil Jibran gunned down in targeted attack

09:12 AM | 19 Jun, 2024
Pakistani journalist Khalil Jibran gunned down in targeted attack
Source: social media

PESHAWAR – Pakistani journalist Khalil Jibran has been gunned down in Landi Kotal town, in KP on Wednesday.

The senior journalist of local Television was ambushed by bike-borne assailants on a while returning home with his friend Sajjad Advocate, police said.

Initial reports suggest that the journalist's car broke down near his home, and gunmen surrounded him, dragged him out, and shot him.

The deceased is a former president of Landi Kotal Press Club, who died on the spot before getting medical help, while his friend suffered serious injuries. The attackers managed to escape the scene, whereas Jibran’s body was taken to a local hospital for a medico-legal process.

The attack occurred in Mazreena area near Landi Kotal Police Station. Abbas mentioned that Jibran previously received threats from militants.

Meanwhile, KP Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur took notice of jurno's killing and ordered immediate action to apprehend the attackers. Governor Faisal Karim Kundi and other leaders also condemned the murder.

Media bodies denounced the murder and urged chief minister and the federal interior minister to ensure justice for Jibran. The association criticized the authorities' failure to protect journalists, who continue to face violence, abductions, and threats across Pakistan.

The recent incident is latest in series of attacks on journalists, as last month a journalist Nasrullah Gadani was murdered near Korai Goth, a district in Mirpur Mathelo. 

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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