Two policemen on polio duty killed in Bannu attack

08:19 PM | 9 Jan, 2024
Two policemen on polio duty killed in Bannu attack
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An unidentified armed attacker in Bannu attacked police personnel who were in charge of securing a polio vaccination team, tragically killing two of them and critically wounding two others.

Meanwhile, on police's retaliatory action of the attackers sustained injuries.

The incident took place at the Meeryan police station's Teri Ram area. During the attack, Sikander Khan and Fayaz-ud-Din, who were part of the Quick Response Force (QRF), lost their lives. The wounded and martyrs' bodies were immediately brought to DHQ Hospital.

The injured attacker, however, was able to flee and took shelter in a neighbouring home. As of the most recent news, the attacker and the cops are still exchanging gunfire.

In Bajaur, earlier on yesterday, where a van carrying Police personnel for polio security duty was attacked by terrorists by planting IED, claiming around five lives, 69 per cent vaccination was made by covering 63737 children against the target of 92333 children.
In D.I. Khan and Lakki Marwat districts, vaccination was postponed temporarily due to security concerns.

The health teams have made around 90 percent coverage on the first day of five days polio campaign launched in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to data shared by Emergency Operation Center (EOC), supervising the whole vaccination campaign, in some districts inoculation was made beyond the targeted numbers.

During the five-day polio drive, a target of inoculation of 7.4 million children has been set by the Health Department.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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