Medical board completes post-mortem on slain journalist Arshad Sharif

Web Desk 11:57 PM | 26 Oct, 2022
Medical board completes post-mortem on slain journalist Arshad Sharif
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ISLAMABAD – An eight-member team of doctors completed the post-mortem on slain journalist Arshad Sharif at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad to determine the cause of his death.

“The post-mortem has been completed and samples have been dispatched to relevant laboratories for a report,” PIMS spokesperson Dr Naveed Ahmed Shaikh told the media.

The medical board consists of Dr Khalid Masud, Professor SH Waqar, Professor Dr Mumtaz Khan Niazi, Professor Dr Farrukh Kamal, Dr Irshad Hussain, Dr Nasreen Butt, Dr Altaf Hussain and Dr Mohammad Umar Farooq.

Shaikh said Sharif’s X-ray and CT scan had been done for radiological findings on the recommendation of the doctors’ team before the body was handed over to his family after the process.

“The radiological findings can help determine the gunshot injuries, entry and exit of bullets and any other foreign mass in the body of the deceased,” he continued. “The medical board will have a meeting tomorrow to look at the radiological reports for initial assessment.”

The PIMS spokesperson told the media that it would take around two weeks to get all examination reports from the relevant laboratories, adding it was only after that “doctors would be able to say something with certainty about the journalist’s cause of death”.

Sharif was killed Sunday night by the Kenyan police at a checkpoint outside the Kenyan capital. Nairobi police say the shooting was being treated as a case of mistaken identity.

The circumstances of Sharif’s death have sparked widespread outrage in Pakistan and calls for an investigation. Sharif, a hugely popular talk show host, was of late a harsh critic of the current ruling coalition and the army, and fled the country in August, citing threats to his life.

Sharif’s body arrived in Islamabad after midnight on Wednesday and was transported to a morgue in a private hospital in Rawalpindi. He will be laid to rest tomorrow, Thursday, after funeral prayers at Faisal Mosque in Islamabad.

The Pakistani government has constituted a two-member team that will leave for Kenya to investigate the murder of the outspoken journalist.

In a notification issued on Wednesday, Pakistan's interior ministry said the team had been formed on the directions of Prime Minister’s Office to “ascertain the facts related to the murder of senior journalist Arshad Sharif from Kenyan police and relevant authorities.”

The team includes Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director Athar Waheed and Intelligence Bureau (IB) Deputy Director General Omar Shahid Hamid.

“The team will travel to Kenya immediately,” said the circular, adding the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Pakistan’s High Commission in Nairobi would facilitate the visit.

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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 28, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs204,100 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

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 204,100 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 204,100 PKR 2,220


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