Pakistan Customs makes largest seizure of smuggled Indian goods in Lahore

06:20 PM | 5 Jul, 2021
Pakistan Customs makes largest seizure of smuggled Indian goods in Lahore

LAHORE – Customs officials in Punjab capital have seized a consignment of cosmetics worth Rs320 million smuggled from India, in the country’s largest seizure of contraband items from the neighbouring country.

The consignment was confiscated from a warehouse located in the Saggian area while a case has been registered against the owner of the godown.

Customs Intelligence Director Asad Rizvi said that the department received a tip-off about supply of the smuggled items from Faisalabad to Lahore. The team reached the warehouse after chasing the vehicle and recovered expired Indian cosmetics.

On the other hand, the customs official foiled a drug smuggling bid at the Islamabad International Airport where a Nigerian woman was intercepted on suspicion.

After investigation, it was found that the woman had gulped 82 drug-filled capsules. The foreign national was shifted to a hospital where the drug was recovered from his stomach.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
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 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 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 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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