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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.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 24 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 24, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 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 73.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.4 74.15
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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