Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed for 20 years

04:02 PM | 23 Apr, 2018
Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed for 20 years
BERLIN -  The sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam has been jailed for 20 years over the gunfight with police in Brussels.

The ISIS attacker was convicted of attempted murder with a terrorist connection alongside an accomplice over the gun battle.

The 28-year-old is allegedly among the ring that murdered 130 victims in Paris in 2015, however, the sentence relates to the violence that ensued in the capital city of Belgium in 2016.

Abdeslam, a Belgium-born French national of Moroccan ancestry,  was nabbed by cops in March 2016 and had been imprisoned in northern France; he attended the opening day of his trial in February but did not answer any question afterwards.

Court president Luc Hennart said Abdeslam and accomplice Sofiane Ayari, who admitted fighting for Isis in Syria, chose not to attend the reading of the verdict and sentencing, however, hastened to add that "their presence was not mandatory".

It is unclear when Salah Abdeslam will face trial over the Paris attacks.

The writer is a civil servant.


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
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 36.05 36.05
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 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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