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Punjab believes rise in kidnappings being supported from Sindh, KP

12:37 PM | 1 Aug, 2016
Punjab believes rise in kidnappings being supported from Sindh, KP
ISLAMABAD - Punjab authorities have decided to approach the government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Sindh as militants and criminals from both provinces may be involved in the rising wave of kidnappings. This was said by a senior Punjab government official, requesting not to be named, in light of an information leak.

This year, 767 children have been kidnapped from the big cities in Punjab such as Lahore, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar. However the actual number is said to be a lot higher since some victims tend not to involve the police.

The official said that due to operations against militants and criminals in Karachi, North Waziristan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), some of the escaped elements had taken refuge in parts of Punjab.

He said that military action in Fata had resulted in criminals sprouting from different places, mainly K-P because of it's close proximity to the tribal region. While some terrorists also supervise criminal activities in Punjab from areas on the border of the province including Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Mardan, Kohat and Peshawar.

Rana Sanaullah, Punjab Law minister, also said that the gangs kidnapping children had offshoots in other provinces but he did not elaborate on this further.

He advised parents to keep an eye on their children in public places as an unsupervised child specially in a public place is a soft target.

Supreme Court has taken notice of the troubling rise in kidnappings in Punjab, and has ordered a detailed report from the Punjab police, which had told the judges last week about the recovery of 715 children.




PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
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 1.94
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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