PTI leader’s driver among 5 killed in ‘fake’ Karachi encounter

06:31 PM | 27 Nov, 2020
PTI leader’s driver among 5 killed in ‘fake’ Karachi encounter

KARACHI – Karachi police have come under fire once again after their claim of killing five robbers during an encounter held in DHA Phase 4 was contradicted by a local leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). 

The incident happened on Friday within limits of Gizir police station at an empty bungalow.

Following the encounter, the station house officer (SHO) of the area claimed that the deceased were robbers, adding that weapons were also recovered from their possession. He claimed that the alleged robbers reached the place in a double-cabin vehicle. He claimed that the killed persons were involved in robberies. 

Hours after the incident, a lawyer named Ali Hasnain and his wife Laila Parveen, who is deputy secretary of PTI’s women wing, said that one of the deceased was their driver, Muhammad Abbas. 

Parveen added that the vehicle seized by the police during the encounter is owned by her husband besides revealing that the bungalow is also her residence. 

Hasnain claimed that police took his driver at 4am and later it emerged that he along with four others had been killed in the encounter. He added that he did not know the other four persons in the encounter. 

The lawyer, who is currently in Islamabad, said that the deceased driver was working with him for past five years and an honest person. He called the police encounter “fake” and vowed to ensure a transparent probe into the incident. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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