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Iran lodges protest over killing of 8 border security guards

07:00 PM | 8 Apr, 2015
Iran lodges protest over killing of 8 border security guards
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Pakistani diplomat, Charge d'Affaires Muhammad Zeeshan, in Tehran on Wednesday and lodged a strong protest over killing of eight Iranian border security guards by terrorists who crossed over from Pakistan.

According to sources, Iranian officials demanded strict action be taken against the culprits and security be strengthened along the Pakistan-Iran border.

The Pakistani envoy assured Iran of full cooperation and told them that a probe into the incident had already been launched.

Earlier in a statement the Foreign Office said, Pakistan strongly condemns this act of terrorism and conveys sincere condolences to the bereaved families and the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Pakistan assured Iran that security agencies were actively investigating the incident. Pakistan has also asked Iranian authorities to share any evidence about this incident they might have.

Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said that in the case the culprits have crossed over to Pakistan after committing the crime on Iran’s soil, they will be apprehended and brought to justice.

The statement came ahead of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's two-day visit to Pakistan to discuss the crisis in Yemen and the Arab led coalition's airstrikes against Houthi rebels.

Eight Iranian border guards were killed in a clash with Sunni rebels who had infiltrated from Pakistan, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

“Armed terrorists entered Iran from Pakistan and clashed with border guards, killing eight soldiers before fleeing back to Pakistan,” Ali Asghar Mirshekari, deputy governor of Sistan-Balochistan province, told the news agency.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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