SHAWAL – The day Prime Minister Imran Khan was removed from power through a no-confidence motion submitted by the opposition political parties, reports were rife about a US drone strike in Pakistan's tribal areas.
However, authorities in North Waziristan rejected these reports as baseless and urged people to confirm any such report before passing the information on.
Deputy Commissioner of North Waziristan Shahid Ali Khan and the district administration denied in an official statement that seven people were killed in an attack carried out by the unmanned aircraft in Shawal, a tribal district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa bordering Afghanistan, on Sunday.
The officials noted that stories were being fabricated through different social media platforms, but there was no substance in them.
The authorities said that citizens should not be tricked by misleading reports at a critical time in the country.
Earlier on Monday, there were unconfirmed reports of drone strikes in the tribal district as well as in Afghanistan.
Social media users, including those seemingly reporting from the region, denied any such development.
The unconfirmed reports came at a time when the country was witnessing a crucial phase in the wake of the no-trust vote against now former prime minister Imran Khan.
Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)
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.
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