ISLAMABAD – Social media in Pakistan went into a frenzy after a video clip depicting a man as a former spymaster started circulating online on Thursday.
It appears to be another malicious attempt to defame Pakistan's armed forces as the man in the video is not Lt Gen (r) Ahmad Shuja Pasha.
The man in the video clip, which is making rounds on social networking websites and WhatsApp groups, blames top Pakistani general COAS Bajwa and his equals for playing their part in ousting the Imran Khan government – a claim that has already been rejected by the military.
Even as Pasha or the military's media wing – the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) – are yet to comment on the issue, many of the social media users are of the view that the clip was created using deep fake technology.
Mr. Pasha served as director-general of the premier intelligence agency ISI from October 2008 until March 2012.
It is not the first time such fake clips have found their way to the internet.
Earlier, former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Mirza Aslam Beg, Maj-Gen (r) Aijaz Hussain Awan, and Lt-Gen (r) Mohammad Haroon Aslam have rejected the social media messages being attributed to them as fake and a part of propaganda campaign against the country's powerful military.
Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.
On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.
Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Karachi||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Quetta||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Attock||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Multan||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,600||PKR 2,675|