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UNSC slaps sanctions on TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah

09:49 PM | 8 Apr, 2015
UNSC slaps sanctions on TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah
NEW YORK (Web Desk/Agencies) – The UN Security Council has slapped sanctions on Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, mastermind of the Peshawar school massacre, for perpetrating and financing terror acts.

Fazlullah, 40, was added to the UN Security Council Al-Qaeda Sanctions list yesterday and will now be subject to assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.

The Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan commander, nicknamed the “Radio Mullah”, was seriously injured in air strikes in Pakistan’s restive Khyber tribal area late last month. There were unconfirmed reports of his death in the air strike.

The US had in January designated Fazlullah as a global terrorist and had slapped sanctions against him.

The Security Council Committee approved Fazlullah’s entry to its al-Qaeda Sanctions List of individuals and entities for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan.”

Fazlullah was the leader of the Taliban in the Swat Valley and became the Taliban chief after the killing of his predecessor Hakimullah in a US drone attack in November 2013.

Under his leadership, TTP claimed responsibility for the December 2014 attack on an Army-run school in Peshawar that resulted in the deaths of at least 132 children, 10 teachers and three soldiers.

Prior to becoming TTP’s leader, Fazlullah claimed he was behind the killing of high-ranking Pakistani Army officer Major Gen Sanaullah Niazi in September of 2013 as well as for ordering the shooting of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in 2012.

He is also responsible for the beheading of 17 Pakistani soldiers after an attack in June 2012 and also ordered the targeted killings of elders who led peace committees against the Taliban.

From 2007 to 2009, Fazlullah led the local TTP in Pakistan’s northwest valley of Swat.


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

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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