India tries to escape responsibility of Shujaat Bukhari's murder by blaming it on LeT

Muhammad Irfan 08:28 PM | 28 Jun, 2018
India tries to escape responsibility of Shujaat Bukhari's murder by blaming it on LeT
SRINAGAR - The murder of Jammu and Kashmir's veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari is the result of the conspiracy hatched in Pakistan and executed by terrorists based in the state, the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) police claimed on Thursday.

The IoK police have claimed a breakthrough in the case on the basis of CCTV footage recovered from near the spot where the journalist was killed on the eve of Eid earlier this month.

The suspects, the IoK police said, were three terrorists of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

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Talking about the conspiracy, the IoK IGP said there were a series of malicious social media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms ahead of the high-profile killing. “These (campaigns) were done from Pakistan – we have tangible evidence. The evidence we have in cooperation with service providers is that they belong to Pakistan. It was all part of the LeT conspiracy,” he claimed.

Sajad Gul, the IoK police claimed, is now based in Pakistan. He left India in March 2017 and hasn't been back. The other three, who were the shooter team, have been identified as Azad Ahmed Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat and Naveed Jatt.

However, Lashkar-e-Taiba has strongly condemned the killing of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari even as it blamed “Indian” agencies “enmity” towards every individual who is “loyal to the freedom movement.” Dr Abdullah Ghazanwi, militant organization’s spokesman in a statement quoting Mahmood Shah, Chief Lashkar-e-Taiba, said: “Killing of Shujaat Bukhari is a conspiracy hatched to suppress the voice of indigenous freedom struggle. Indian agencies have enmity towards every individual who is loyal to the freedom movement. The world must pay attention to India's vicious and ill-fated conspiracies.”

He claimed that India was keen to “kill every individual who is vocal about the indigenous freedom struggle and India's atrocities.” “India's former army chiefs themselves are taking part in such conspiracies. India's motive behind such vicious act is to blame Mujahideen (militants) for their own wrongdoings. But the freedom fighters have never targeted the civilians,” he said, adding, “The killing of Shujat Bukhari is also a wrongdoing of India's secret agencies which is a highly condemnable act. India can never hide its terrorist face from the world.”

The editor of Rising Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by the three bike-borne men at a market outside his office on June 14, while he was on way to attend an Iftaar party. The 52-year-old journalist was hit with 17 bullets and his two security guards also died.

The killers, their faces covered by helmets and mask, were caught on CCTV cameras. The man in the middle was seen holding a sack, apparently full of weapons. After the shooting, they went away, shouting slogans. The IoK police said they recovered two cellphones from the spot and a hunt is on for the men.

Muhammad Irfan

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 1, 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 June 1, 2023 (Thursday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 310.9 314.15
Euro EUR 330 333.3
UK Pound Sterling GBP 382.5 386.3
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.8 85.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.2 83
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.25 766.25
Canadian Dollar CAD 227 229.2
China Yuan CNY 40.26 40.66
Danish Krone DKK 41.04 41.44
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.25 2.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927.17 936.17
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.79 174.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.96 748.96
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 315.04 317.54
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – June 1, 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,500 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,620.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs181,150 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 211,290.

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 230,500  PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Attock PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Multan PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 230,500  PKR 2125


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