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Lt Col, Major among 4 martyred in North Waziristan blast

10:28 PM | 7 Jun, 2019
Lt Col, Major among 4 martyred in North Waziristan blast
RAWALPINDI - Three officers and a non-commissioned soldier of Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom in a landmine blast in North Waziristan on Friday.

Four others Army personnel were injured during a blast caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Kharkamar, North Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release.

"Terrorists targeted military vehicle through an IED planted on road. 3 officers and a soldiers embraced Shahadat. 4 soldiers Injured," the military's media wing said.

According to the ISPR, the martyred personnel include "Lt Col Raashid Karim Baig resident of karimabad, Hunza, Major Moeez Maqsood Baig resident of Karachi, Captain Arif Ullah resident of Lakki Marwat and Lance Havaldar Zaheer resident of Chakwal".

The Army's media wing further said: "This is the same area where forces had conducted search operations and arrested few facilitators.

"During last one month 10 security forces personnel have been martyred while 35 got injured including today's casualties," it added.

President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have strongly condemned the terrorist attack in North Waziristan that resulted in martyrdom of three officers and a soldier of Pakistan Army.

In a statement, the President said the nation is united against the miscreants who are opposed to restoration of peace in the area but the nation is united against them.

He prayed for the departed souls to rest in peace and for the grant of courage to the bereaved families.

Condemning the attack on security forces and expressing his sorrow over the loss of precious lives of Pakistan's valiant soldiers, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the whole nation stands behind them.

https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/1137049134014353409

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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