TTP planning ‘high-intensity’ attack in Pakistan’s Peshawar in next 10 days: CTD

08:23 PM | 8 Mar, 2023
TTP planning ‘high-intensity’ attack in Pakistan’s Peshawar in next 10 days: CTD
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PESHAWAR – The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is planning a “high-intensity” attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) capital city of Peshawar in the next 5-10 days, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) said in latest threat alert.

The alert comes weeks after the brazen attack was carried out by a suicide terrorist in a mosque in a heavily guarded Peshawar Police Lines in January. The explosion was powerful enough to cave in the portion of the mosque, killing over 100 people.

A surge was witnessed in terrorism attacks in Pakistan after the militant organisation unilaterally withdrew from the ceasefire agreement with the government in November 2022.  

A notification issued by the KP CTD on Tuesday said, “It has been learnt through authentic sources that [the] TTP is planning [a] high-intensity attack in Peshawar or its surrounding areas in [the] next 5-10 days,” the notification said. “In this regard, necessary arrangements have been made”.

“Terrorist can plan [an] attack on big police gatherings, in any police station, police establishments, police lines, or traffic headquarters,” it said

It asked the authorities to take all possible security measures to avoid the attack.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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