Ubaid K2 among four MQM workers acquitted over lack of evidence into targeted killings

Mahmood Idrees 09:36 PM | 30 Nov, 2018
Ubaid K2 among four MQM workers acquitted over lack of evidence into targeted killings
KARACHI - An anti-terrorism court in the Sindh capital city has acquitted four workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), including a notorious party worker Ubaid K2, due to lack of evidence.

All four were accused of multiple cases of targetted killings in Pakistan’s biggest city. They were wanted in different cases of murder, attempted murder and terrorism.

Ubaid was arrested during a Rangers raid at MQM headquarters Nine-Zero in March 2015.

The prosecution team said that he had ambushed and killed two policemen on February 27, 2006 in Karachi’s Shafiq Morr area.

Meanwhile, federal prosecutors and defense counsels on Friday completed the arguments over summoning all foreign witnesses in a case, pertaining to the murder of MQM leader Imran Farooq.

In previous hearing at an Anti Terrorism Court (ATC), the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had pleaded the court for summoning all the foreign witnesses of the case.

ATC judge Shahrukh Arjumand has now fixed the next date of hearing as December 13 for finalizing the arguments after which the foreign witnesses would be summoned for expediting the trial.

In 2016, three accused Khalid Shamim, Syed Mohsin Ali and Moazzam Ali had been indicted in the case while four others were declared proclaimed offenders. Two of the suspects, Khalid Shamim and Syed Mohsin Ali have already recorded their confessional statements before a magistrate, alleging that the slain MQM leader was killed because he was a “potent threat to the leadership of MQM”.

In his statement, Shamim had confessed that Farooq’s murder was allegedly a ‘birthday gift’ for the MQM supremo, while Syed Mohsin stated that he took part in the crime because he was “promised a position in the MQM’s London Secretariat”.

Dr Imran Farooq, one of the founding members of the MQM, was murdered in knife and brick attack near his residence in London on September 16, 2010.


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 February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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