ISLAMABAD – The Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh, on Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack on Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul.
Pakistan’s embassy in the Afghan capital came under attack amid already heightened tensions over security issues between two neighboring countries.
The terror group issued a statement, confirming attack on the apostate Pakistani ambassador and his guards. Two of the members armed with medium and sniper weapons targeted the ambassador and his guards who were present in the courtyard of the embassy, Daesh announced.
It further mentioned that the attack injured at least one guard and caused damage to the building.
Head of Mission Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani was attacked during his routine afternoon walk inside the embassy compound when assailants opened fire on him from a nearby building. He escaped unhurt, but his security guard was hit in the chest by three bullets, sources added.
Taliban govt assures Pakistan of bringing embassy attackers to justice
Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi held a phone call with Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto after the incident and assured of bringing the perpetrators of the heinous attack to justice swiftly.
On Saturday, Afghan security forces claimed arresting a suspect involved in a gun attack on officials of a Pakistani mission.
The suspect reportedly lived on the eighth floor of a building nearby the Pakistani embassy in Kabul. When the security forces raided the building, he attempted to escape using a makeshift rope but was eventually captured.
The security forces recovered a long-range rifle and other weapons from the flat where the suspect had also planted improvised explosive devices, reports said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the US government, and the United Nations Security Council have condemned the assassination attempt on the Pakistani mission’s head in Kabul.
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 03, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||333.31||333.61|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||34.19||34.54|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.25||175.25|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Karachi||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Islamabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Peshawar||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Quetta||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Sialkot||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Attock||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Gujranwala||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Jehlum||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Multan||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Gujrat||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Nawabshah||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Chakwal||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Hyderabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Nowshehra||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Sargodha||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Faisalabad||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|
|Mirpur||PKR 212,900||PKR 2,420|