Pakistani authorities deny reports of a US drone strike in North Waziristan

09:37 PM | 11 Apr, 2022
Pakistani authorities deny reports of a US drone strike in North Waziristan
Source: Khaista Pashtana (Twitter)

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.

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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