Islamabad police arrest Careem captain's 'killer'

Mahmood Idrees 09:41 AM | 26 Feb, 2018
Islamabad police arrest Careem captain's 'killer'
ISLAMABAD – Islamabad police have rounded up the passenger who allegedly killed a Careem, a ride-hailing service, captain while snatching his car near G-13 in Islamabad last week.

SP-Investigation Sheikh Zubair Ahmad said the accused, identified as 25-year-old Attaullah, was one of the passengers who had booked a ride on Thursday from F-11 Markaz at around 2:35 and asked the driver to go to G-13. When the captain arrived near the destination, Attaullah asked him to get off the vehicle.

According to the police officer, the suspected killer fired three bullets at the captain named Junaid Mustafa after he shown resistance over the robbery attempt, leaving him dead on the spot.

Deceased Careem captain Junaid Mustafa

The police were informed by a security guard about the incident after he heard gunshots. Police found Mustafa lying in the middle of the road with massive bleeding.

Though the ride-hailing company, earlier, claimed that no any passenger was with Mustafa at the time of the killing, the police insisted that robbery and murder happened during the ride.

A police officer said that the car was taken to Charsadda in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after the incident, adding that the captain was killed by the passenger who booked the ride.

Police arrested the suspect from an area of Islamabad by tracing his mobile number, used for booking the ride. The care is yet to be recovered.

After nabbing the suspect, police recovered another stolen Honda Civic car from him. The car was snatched on Feb 12 at the gunpoint in Sector F-10/4.

“He would snatch cars in the capital, take them to K-P where he would sell them on. He worked alone,” the SP said. “During interrogation when we asked him what would he have done if the car owner in the February 12 case had also resisted, he said he would have killed him too,” an investigator told The Express Tribune.

A climax in the story came at a time when police produced the suspect before TV cameras during a press conference. The accused himself unveiled his face and started scream that he was innocent and police also arrested his family members.

Later he was taken out of the room by the police. Officer told media that the victim of Feb 12 case has also identified him.

On Saturday, Careem said that it has shared important data with the police which would help expedite the investigation process.

“We have shared important data and insights, which will have led to major developments in the investigation process and will help in bringing culprits to justice.

We will continue our follow up and use all legal resources to ensure that the case comes to its logical conclusion,” the statement said.


USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar as IMF talks underway

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar as the market is looking for direction amid Pakistan’s ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Amid the economic uncertainty, the local currency remained unchanged against the greenback, moving up 0.01 percent during the opening hours of trading. Before noon, PKR was hovering at 285.40 in the interbank.

In contrast to the inter-bank, the dollar continued its upward trajectory in the open market and is reportedly available at Rs315, as the gap between the official rate and open market rate is Rs30 per dollar.

As the money market is waiting for a positive development from the economic front, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Pakistan said they continued engagement with Islamabad focusing on the restoration of foreign exchange proper market functioning, with special on the upcoming budget.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 30 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,510.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 232,700 PKR 2,500
Karachi PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Islamabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Peshawar PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Quetta PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sialkot PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Attock PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujranwala PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Jehlum PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Multan PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Bahawalpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Gujrat PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nawabshah PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Chakwal PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Hyderabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Nowshehra PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Sargodha PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Faisalabad PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500
Mirpur PKR 232,700 PKR 2,500


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