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Kashif Zameer accused of kidnapping, torturing social media activist for exposing ‘$0.5m deal fraud’ with Ertugrul’s Engin Altan

10:27 PM | 26 Feb, 2021
Kashif Zameer accused of kidnapping, torturing social media activist for exposing ‘$0.5m deal fraud’ with Ertugrul’s Engin Altan

LAHORE - Kashif Zameer, a Pakistani businessman who first hosted Turkish star Engin Altan in Pakistan, has landed another controversy as he is facing allegations of kidnapping and torturing a social activist for allegedly exposing his fraud with the Ertugrul’s lead character.

Ali Virk, an activist from Hafizabad, accused that the blonde-haired TikToker tricked him for a meeting when he held him hostage and tortured him.

“I jumped off the moving vehicle to save my life,” he told to local media. Virk claimed that Zameer was avenging for exposing him on social media.

According to police, steps are being taken to arrest the suspect.

There is no reaction from Kashif Zameer.

However, the businessman in an exclusive interview with Daily Pakistan rejected allegations of defrauding the Turkish star. He said that the amount payable to Altan is stuck at the State Bank of Pakistan as it seeks evidence to prove the money legal before transferring it to the Turkish star.

Here is the complete interview;

On Thursday, Zameer reassured the Pakistanis that Altan will visit Pakistan soon. The reassurance from Zameer comes more than a week after Engin Altan Duzyatan announce to cancel his $0.5 million agreement with the Pakistani company.

Earlier, Kashif was held by Lahore police in a raid led by SSP Investigation for hurling threats at a private TV channel reporter, Hammad Aslam. His security guards were also taken into custody.

A day before his arrest, the Sialkot-based businessman said that the million-dollar deal with Mr. Altan was made for advertising his companies’ products, including clothing and glass. Kashif revealed that half of the amount was paid to the actor in advance, and the remaining will be handed over to him after shooting the advertisements of the products.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) 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.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
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 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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