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Zahir Jaffer’s fingerprints not found on weapon used to murder Noor Mukadam, investigator tells court

06:54 PM | 24 Jan, 2022
Zahir Jaffer’s fingerprints not found on weapon used to murder Noor Mukadam, investigator tells court

ISLAMABAD – Fingerprints of Zahir Jaffer, the prime suspect in Noor Mukadam murder case, were not found on a knife recovered from the crime scene, the investigation officer said on Monday.

Inspector Abdul Sattar revealed it when he was being cross-examined by Jaffer’s counsel, Sikandar Zulqarnain, in the Islamabad district court where additional sessions judge Atta Rabbani was hearing the case.

Noor Mukadam (27), daughter of former diplomat Shaukat Mukadam, was found murdered inside a

house in Islamabad’s F-7/4 Sector on July 20 last year. The prime accused was arrested from the crime scene on the day of the murder.

The investigation officer said that no bloodstain was found on the pants of Zahir Jaffer when he was arrested.

Inspector Sattar said he didn’t see the Mukadam’s handbag and clothes that she was wearing on July 18 at the time of entering the home of the suspect. He said Mukadam’s torn clothes seen in the CCTV footage were not found during investigation, Arab News reported.

No evidence except forensic test showed that Zahir killed Noor, the investigating officer said.

In August 2021, a report of the Punjab Forensic Agency revealed that Noor Mukadam was raped and tortured by Zahir Jaffer before murder.

The report said that Jaffer’s fingerprints were present on the murder weapon and the CCTV footage obtained from his house showed both Zahir and Noor in the house. The report says Noor’s post-mortem examination was done 12 hours after her murder.

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) 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 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 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 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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