Virat Kohli fan in Pakistan arrested for hoisting Indian flag at his home

03:02 PM | 27 Jan, 2016
Virat Kohli fan in Pakistan arrested for hoisting Indian flag at his home
OKARA (Staff Report) - Pakistani police have arrested a man in Okara district of Punjab for hoisting an Indian flag at the roof of his house, officials confirmed on Wednesday.

The young man, identified as Umar Daraz, told police officials that he was a fan of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and that he hoisted the Indian flag after India won first Twenty20 against Australia in Adelaide.

The report quoted an unnamed policeman as saying that they were Tuesday informed by the locals about Indian flag hositing on a house, at which they raided the place leading to the arrest of Umar Daraz.

A case was also registered against Umar Dram under MPO-16 and Section 123-A of Pakistan Penal Code.

Afterwards police produced Umar Daraz in a local court which sent him to jail on judicial remand.


Umar Daraz

"I am a big fan of Virat Kohli. I support the Indian team because of Virat Kohli. Hoisting of Indian flag on my house only shows my love for the Indian cricketer," Draz told reporters.

Draz said he had no idea that he committed a crime and urged the authorities to pardon him. He said he should be seen as "an Indian cricketer's fan and not as a spy".

Poster size photographs of Kohli were also found pasted on the walls of his house.

MPO-16 allows local police officials to arrest any person who is dangerous for peaceful environment. While section 123-A which states "Condemnation of the creation of the State, and advocacy of abolition of its sovereignty," deals with offences against state.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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