‘Americans are subject to residing country’s laws’, US embassy official says after meeting with Zahir Jaffer

02:05 PM | 28 Jul, 2021
‘Americans are subject to residing country’s laws’, US embassy official says after meeting with Zahir Jaffer

ISLAMABAD – In another development in the barbaric killing of Noor Mukadam, an official of the US Embassy in Pakistan Tuesday met Zahir Jaffer who confessed to committing the heinous crime.

Reports quoting sources said US officials requested the federal capital police to meet Jaffer as he is a dual national of the US and Pakistan.

Law enforcers gave permission to the embassy staff for the meeting, which took place in the office of a top cop where the accused was brought from the Islamabad district and sessions courts. The embassy official first met him in the presence of cops and later discussed the matter in the police officers’ absence.

Report of leading daily said the US embassy spokesperson, Heather Eaton, when approached for a comment on the matter, refused to comment on the case due to privacy concerns. The spox also negated divulging any information when asked if the embassy was following the case or was in contact with any authority.

Soon after the meeting, the official handle of the US Embassy in Pakistan shared a tweet. “In a foreign country, US citizens are subject to that country’s laws and when Americans are arrested abroad, the Embassy can check on their well-being and provide a list of lawyers, but cannot provide legal advice, participate in court proceedings or effect their release”, the tweet reads.

In the meanwhile, Police revealed that Jaffer confessed to committing the crime. He made the confession during police interrogation.

Police officials, without mentioning his name, said that a statement of Jaffer is being recorded and he will also be produced before a magistrate to record his statement under CrPC 164. Jaffer allegedly claimed to kill Mukadam for allegedly cheating on him.

Furthermore, it was also revealed that the investigators had recovered the footage from CCTV cameras installed in the neighborhood, and in the recovered clip, the girl can be seen trying to escape from the house by jumping from the first floor and rushing towards the main gate, per reports.

Earlier, Jaffer's parents were also arrested along with two domestic helpers to hide evidence.

Noor Mukadam, the daughter of a former envoy, was slaughtered at a house in the F-7/4 area of the federal capital on July 20. A case under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code has been registered against Zahir at the Kohsar Police Station.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on October 3, 2023

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 October 3, 2023 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 79.25 80
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.25 76
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 765.1 773.1
Canadian Dollar CAD 211 213
China Yuan CNY 39.62 40.02
Danish Krone DKK 40.79 41.19
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.74 37.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.57
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 930 939
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.27 61.87
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.52 174.52
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.92 27.22
Omani Riyal OMR 748.22 756.22
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 79.03 79.73
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 26.34 26.64
Swiss Franc CHF 314.22 316.72
Thai Bhat THB 7.87 8.02

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – October 4, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 201,100 on Wednesday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 172,410.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 4 October 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Karachi PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Islamabad PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Peshawar PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Quetta PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Sialkot PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Attock PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Gujranwala PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Jehlum PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Multan PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Bahawalpur PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Gujrat PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Nawabshah PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Chakwal PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Hyderabad PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Nowshehra PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Sargodha PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Faisalabad PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300
Mirpur PKR 201,100 PKR 2,300


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