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Pakistan announces 'largest ever' seizure of heroin at Torkham border

09:05 PM | 7 Jan, 2022
Pakistan announces 'largest ever' seizure of heroin at Torkham border

PESHAWAR – Pakistan Customs has made the single biggest drug seizure of its history at the Torkham border.

Officials intercepted a truck carrying 130 kilogrammes worth Rs1.5 billion in the international market when it entered into Pakistan from Afghanistan.

Chief Collector Customs Peshawar Ahmad Raza Khan told media that the recovery was made during an operation at Torkham’s import terminal, adding that narcotics were concealed in the hidden compartment of the truck. The driver, identified as Sharif Khan, has been arrested by customs officials.  

The chief collector customs said the department had received intelligence reports that an international drug mafia network would attempt to smuggle the heroin into Pakistan in an imported container.

After receiving the information, a special team was formed to foil the smuggling bid, he said, adding that drugs worth over Rs3 billion have been seized at the Torkham border in the last 16 days.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

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.

Euro currently 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 - 26 Feb 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 2.1 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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