Punjab police launch grand operation against hardcore criminals in Katcha

05:02 PM | 9 Apr, 2023
Punjab police launch grand operation against hardcore criminals in Katcha
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BAHAWALPUR – A grand operation has been launched with at least eleven thousand cops against dacoits in the Katcha area as the armed members become troublemakers for law enforcement agencies.

Katcha region is a rugged terrain and dark forests that have provided criminals a safe haven, the region becomes a hub for criminals who continue to take hostage citizens by tricking them.

Punjab top cop Dr. Usman Anwer is leading the operation with thousands of police personnel. Bahawalpur RPO Rai Babar Saeed, DPO Rizwan Umar Gondal, and other senior officials accompanied the Inspector General.

Media reports suggest that a head constable was wounded during the exchange of fire between the police force and dacoits.

Meanwhile, armed forces and Sindh police will also help Punjab police as the region falls on both sides of the border region of Punjab and Sindh.

Cops planned to clear at least 15,000 sq/km area and during the clearance operation, police check-posts will be reinstated.

The grand operation was launched as dacoits and gang members managed to dodge small police raids in guise of nature and the landscape of the rugged terrain. In recent years, gangs attacked police and citizens with sophisticated weapons and the latest equipment to evade detention.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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