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Another Indian spy arrested in Pakistan

05:21 PM | 7 May, 2016
Another Indian spy arrested in Pakistan

KARACHI (Staff Report) - Pakistan’s security agencies nabbed a suspected Indian spy from Jamshed Road of the Sindh capital city, sources told Daily Pakistan on Saturday.

Acting on the information provided by intelligence agencies, the counter-terrorism department of Karachi Police raided the area and arrested a suspected RAW agent, identified as Arshad.

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The security officials also seized Indian passport and sensitive documents from the suspect.

Chaudhary Arshad Husain, as named in his Indian passport, revealed that he had been working for the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), and had been in contact with his accomplices via internet.

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He has been shifted to an undisclosed location for further interrogation.

Security agencies will most likely grill the suspect and check details pertaining to his nationality. Also, details are being sought regarding which activities he had been involved in during his prolonged stay in Karachi.

Law enforcement agencies have ramped up action against spies after different networks of the Indian intelligence agency were unmasked earlier this year. Dozens of accomplices and several agents have been apprehended from different areas of Balochistan and Sindh in the recent past.

Two Pakistani facilitators of Indian intelligence were identified last month. According to the reports, both Mehmood Siddique and Khalil Behrami helped spies command unrest in the metropolitan.

RAW, the premier intelligence agency of India, shifted both the spies back to their homeland after the arrest of its Naval Commander Kulbhushan Yadav, sources added.

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Yadav, who was arrested in March from Balochistan, had confessed to working for Indian interest and threatening Pakistan's stability.

In a video confession released by ISPR, Yadav confessed to having links with terrorists and target killers in Karachi and Balochistan. He admitted his affiliation with RAW and stated that he was an in-service naval officer who started work in the intelligence wing in 2003.

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Yadav has provided various tip-offs to law enforcement agencies that led to several key arrests in different parts of the country.

India has denied Pakistan’s claims of RAW's subversive activities in Pakistan and demanded consular access to its spy.

The writer is a member of the staff.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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