CM Naqvi orders police to launch operation in katcha area

11:00 AM | 1 Dec, 2023
CM Naqvi orders police to launch operation in katcha area

LAHORE – Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has ordered police to take action against the gangsters operating in the katcha area.

This operation marks the second major initiative targeting gangs in the Katcha area within this year. In the prior operation conducted in April/May, which involved substantial funding, 11,000 personnel participated.

Naqvi arrived at the Shaikh Zayed Airport on Thursday, where the Bahawalpur regional police officer briefed him about the Machka clash that resulted in the martyrdom of three policemen, as well as the deaths of four dacoits, three farm workers, and a woman.

He announced the immediate launch of a comprehensive operation to entirely eradicate the criminals.

“There should be an indiscriminate action against those aiding the dacoits,” stated the CM.

He emphasized the urgent harvesting of crops in the Katcha area to prevent bandits from taking cover.

Subsequently, the CM visited the Shaikh Zayed Medical College Hospital, where he commended the courage of injured policemen.

Inspector General of Police Dr. Usman Anwar and several caretaker provincial ministers were also in attendance.

Police sources revealed that policeman Muhammad Hussain Mohana was martyred in an encounter with dacoits on Wednesday night, and the dacoits took his body with them. On Thursday, the dacoits returned the body to the police in exchange for the body of one of their fellow criminals.

At the RYK Police Lines, Naqvi participated in the funeral prayers of constable Ghulam Hussain, extending heartfelt sympathies to the deceased’s grieving father.

The CM also pledged to meet the families of the martyred constables Qasim and Shaheed Irshad.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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