10 suspects arrested amid overnight raids in Karachi

08:20 AM | 5 Aug, 2017
10 suspects arrested amid overnight raids in Karachi
KARACHI - At least ten suspects were detained during a search operation by police across the metropolis, during the pre-dawn hours of Saturday.

The raids were conducted in areas of Lyari, Ayub Goth and Ferozabad and according to police, suspects were trying to mug civilians in Ferozabad.

When police arrived, suspects opened fire. The exchange of fire between police and dacoits led to the arrest of two, while one managed to escape.

The injured dacoit was shifted to a nearby hospital while during another search operation in Sango Lane, police detained at least two suspects.

According to police, the suspects were involved in Lyari gang war.

Police also recovered plenty of drugs and imported liquor from the suspects.

Apart from Karachi, overnight raids were conducted in Hyderabad as well where at least five dacoits were taken into custody in a wounded state during an alleged police encounter.

According to police, the suspects were wanted for multiple crimes.

Weapons were recovered from the detained suspects, added police.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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