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Man held for faking own kidnapping and murder in Rawalpindi

05:26 PM | 24 May, 2024
man staging his murder arrested in pindi

In a bizarre turn of events, a 24-year-old man identified as Ghulam Rasool, hailing from Nawabshah and the son of a court official, orchestrated his own kidnapping and murder on social media to evade a debt of Rs8.5 million, only to be apprehended alive.

The Saddar investigation police conducted a successful operation in Rawalpindi, leading to the recovery of Ghulam Rasool.

The police investigators traced the IP address from which Ghulam Rasool was posting images of his alleged torture and threats by the fabricated kidnappers.

Utilizing modern digital tracing techniques, the investigators managed to pick up the digital footprint of the messages sent to Ghulam Rasool’s family and friends, ultimately leading to his whereabouts.

Providing further details, South district SSP Investigation Abdul Rahim Shirazi disclosed that Ghulam Rasool went missing on April 23 while traveling from Nawabshah to Karachi for business purposes. A complaint was filed by his uncle, Muhammad Hanif, at the Saddar police station the following day, reporting Ghulam Rasool's abduction. However, investigations revealed that Ghulam Rasool was indebted to the tune of Rs8.5 million.

In a shocking twist, Ghulam Rasool resorted to using his own Facebook Messenger to fabricate messages, pretending to be his kidnapper. He even went to the extent of simulating injuries using red paint, ultimately posting images of himself feigning death on Facebook Messenger to his parents and friends.

The heartbroken family and friends held protests outside the IG Sindh office, demanding the safe recovery of Ghulam Rasool. However, his charade continued as he posed as the kidnapper, issuing threats and demanding the resignation of the IG Sindh.

Despite his attempts to deceive, the South Investigation Police successfully uncovered the truth behind the staged abduction and murder drama, recovering Ghulam Rasool alive in Rawalpindi through technical expertise, including tracing his IP address.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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