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Security beefed up in Pakistan on Election Day in shadow of terror attacks

09:00 AM | 8 Feb, 2024
Security beefed up in Pakistan on Election Day in shadow of terror attacks

LAHORE – Security has been beefed up across Pakistan, especially in sensitive regions, in shadow of possible militant activities.

As the country saw multiple attacks in Balochistan, the country's incumbent authorities issued stern measures to beef up security.

The country also suspended mobile phone services nationwide citing need to maintain law and order.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh instructed district police officers to coordinate with intelligence personnel and ensure heightened vigilance for the safety of voters, candidates, polling staff, and materials during the upcoming general elections.

He also called for increased police patrolling and snap-checking at the district level in response to recent tragic events, including blasts in Pishin and Qila Saifullah that resulted in loss of lives and injuries.

The incidents raised concerns about security, especially with the approaching polls. The proactive measures aim to address these concerns by strengthening security measures.

A day before elections, twin blasts targeted candidates' offices in Balochistan, resulting in the tragic loss of more than two dozen people. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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