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Mashal Khan's shooter arrested, claim KP police

09:43 AM | 28 Apr, 2017
Mashal Khan's shooter arrested, claim KP police
ISLAMABAD - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police claimed on Thursday that the shooter of Mashal Khan has been caught.

The arrest that came after almost two weeks of Mashal's death was confirmed by DIG Mardan Alam Khan Shinwari who revealed that the shooter identified as Imran was caught after confessions of others accused in the case.

"Two confessional statements mentioned the name of the person who shot at Mashal. The person identified as Imran was a class fellow of Mashal in the journalism department," said Shinwari.

"The culprit has confessed to the crime in front of the magistrate," he added.

The police official maintained that according to the statements by the suspects under-custody, Imran had opened fire on Mashal.

Shinwari said that Mashal was shot at two times before being tortured and that investigation based on CCTV footages and other evidence was underway.

Describing the course of events on the day Mashal was lynched, he said that police reached the university campus in 13 minutes after getting information.

He said the timely response of police saved the lives of two more individuals, adding that a professors’ life was also in danger.

It is relevant to mention that a report submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday suggested that the prime accused in the case was not arrested. However hours after the submission Mardan police was able to apprehend him.

Mashal Khan, who was a student of journalism at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, was lynched by a violent mob on the university premises on April 13. The mob killed the student over allegations that he hadcommitted blasphemy.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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