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UK Home Office report notes significant improvement in Pakistan’s security

12:50 PM | 1 Feb, 2019
UK Home Office report notes significant improvement in Pakistan’s security
LONDON: The United Kingdom Home Office has declared Pakistan as a country where the state of security has significantly improved in 2018 as compared to previous years.

The report has been based on the Home Office’s own assessment and the information gathered from media and various country reports.

The UK Home Office report on Pakistan’s situation praised the determination of security forces, especially Pakistan Army, saying that the report has stated that the military-led operations in Pakistan were successful in curbing the militant activity.

The report noted that although displacement continued in the tribal areas in 2017 and 2018, adding that over 83,000 IDP’s return to their areas in the first 9 months of 2018 because of improvements in the security situation.

According to the report, between 2014 and 2017, the total number of violence-related fatalities declined by over 73%, from 7,655 fatalities in 2014 to 2,057 in 2017 and the number of fatalities in the first 3 quarters of 2018 (930) compared to the same period in 2017 (1,585) decreased by 41%.

The report says that total 66 militant and affiliate supporter organizations were banned from 2001 to 2018.

These banned organizations include Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) Sipah-i-Muhammad Pakistan (SMP) Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) Laskar-e-T ayyiba (LeT) Sipah-i -Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) Tehrik-e-Jaffria Pakistan (TJP) Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammad (TNSM) Tehreek-e-lslami Al-Qa’ida Millat-e-lslamia Pakistan and dozens of other groups.

According to the report, the western provinces bordering Afghanistan, Balochistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas suffer from most of the militant and sectarian violence while Sindh and Punjab experiencing the least.

The report said that the “major source for a decline in violence in Pakistan has been the improving situation in Karachi”. Karachi’s security situation has improved dramatically since 2014.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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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