CTD arrests five people over recent target killings in Karachi

05:36 PM | 7 Nov, 2016
CTD arrests five people over recent target killings in Karachi
KARACHI: The counter terrorism department (CTD) arrested five people in connection with target killings in the port city on Monday.

Media reports have suggested that the CTD Civil Lines unit had carried out the arrests.

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At least nine people have been killed in the city since Friday, reigniting fears of target killing in Karachi.


A person was shot dead in Orangi Town no.10 while another was targeted in New Rizvia Society late on Saturday.

On Sunday, one person injured due to firing in Patel Para succumbed to his injuries. Following the firing spree, police and Rangers started raids in the city.

Law enforcement agencies rounded up Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen leader Allama Syed Ahmed Iqbal in a search operation in New Rizvia society on Monday and shifted him to an undisclosed location.

In addition, at least seven people were arrested and 20 detained in overnight raids conducted by police and Rangers.

Meanwhile, LEAs conducted search operations in different areas of the metropolis.

In Patel Para, exit and entry points were sealed during an operation in which suspicious houses of the vicinity were raided. At least three people were detained while weapons were also recovered from them.

Meanwhile, 10 suspects were rounded up in a search operation at Bhingoria Goth in Azizabad by Gulberg police.

In Hussain Hazara Goth, police apprehended at least three suspects.

The writer is a member of the staff


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 23 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 23, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.45.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.25
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.52 748.52
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.46 731.46
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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