Fraudsters looting people in the name of "Jeeto Pakistan" show

Haider Ali 02:02 PM | 25 Jul, 2016
Fraudsters looting people in the name of
LAHORE (Kashif Shakeel) - A Lahore based family has been swindled in the name of ARY's most favourite show "Jeeto Pakistan" as a fraudulent gang managed to mint money from the family after misinforming them about a prize they won from the show.

According to reports, the gang telephoned a Lahore resident and congratulated him for winning as much as 10 Tola Gold and 2 lacs as part of giveaways from the "Jeeto Pakistan" show that airs on ARY. Furthermore, the gang members demanded a sum of Rs. 23 thousand as customs duty to deliver the prizes.

After the innocent family sent the money, the mafia kept on insisting that the prizes would be delivered at their door step and the winner need not to be worried about it.

The conned resident who belongs to the Karim Park area of Lahore was left shocked once he realized that he had been deprived off his hard earned money. Upon further contact, the man asked the gang members to send back his money, but, surprisingly, the deceptive crew demanded an extra thirty-five hundred rupees.

The money was sent to two different identity card holders who belong to Dadu and Sheikhupura area of Punjab as per Nadra records. Moreover, the landline number given for any queries was installed at Kulsoom Plaza Islamabad.

On the other hand the administration of "Jeeto Pakistan" has clarified that the lucky winners are announced during the show and ARY demands no such money for prizes.

Telephonic frauds have been on the rise in Pakistan. Earlier, a group of conmen was cheating Pakistanis in the name of the Benazir Income Support Program using the same technique.

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Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 27, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 07:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.5 255.5
Euro EUR 274 276.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs197,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs168,000.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100


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