Islamabad man dies as mock drill outside Huawei office goes wrong

Web Desk 12:03 PM | 28 Mar, 2023
Islamabad man dies as mock drill outside Huawei office goes wrong
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ISLAMABAD – An office boy died after a mock drill by a third-party went wrong in the country’s federal capital, Islamabad.

Islamabad Capital Territory police lodged an FIR of the incident under murder charges as a man lost his life after officials set up an anti-terror attack drill outside an office of a major telecommunication service provider last week.

The FIR stated that a third party arranged an evaluation drill to check the readiness of engaging security guards in a terror attack or hostile-like situation.

In parts of the world, such drills were conducted under a controlled environment, but in this case, the third-party vendor did not inform the local authorities about the drill.

In the FIR, the victim’s father maintained that the security guard opened fire with his assault rifle, killing his son identified as Mudassir, an office boy who worked at the Huawei office building. Mudassir was rushed to a local medical facility, where he breathed his last before getting any medical treatment.

As the legal proceedings are underway, the victim’s family called on officials for justice and urged for a detailed probe.

The incident made headlines in local media but Chinese tech company Huawei has not issued any statement about the killing of the man.

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar amid ongoing talks with IMF

KARACHI – Pakistani rupee, which is facing blows in the open market, remained stable against the US dollar, in the inter-bank market on Wednesday.

The local currency moved slightly upward during the opening hours of trading in the inter-bank market. Before noon, PKR was hovering around 285.22, with a slight increase of Rs0.13.

As the situation remained under control in the interbank market, the rupee hits a fresh record low in the open market and was selling at 315 per dollar.

In a recent development, the IMF mission chief shared positive news, confirming that talks are underway with Pakistani authorities. The resumption of the IMF programme remains important for the crisis-hit country.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 31 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 232,300 PKR 2,485
Karachi PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Islamabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Peshawar PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Quetta PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sialkot PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Attock PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujranwala PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Jehlum PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Multan PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Bahawalpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujrat PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nawabshah PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Chakwal PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Hyderabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nowshehra PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sargodha PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Faisalabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Mirpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485


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