PNS Shamsheer saves precious lives in Gulf of Aden

01:12 PM | 11 Dec, 2016
PNS Shamsheer saves precious lives in Gulf of Aden
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Navy Ship while deployed on Counter Piracy mission saved precious lives in Gulf of Aden.

The ship was operating as a part of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151), an international Coalition Task Force of naval ships and aircraft formed under the UN mandate to counter piracy in Gulf of Aden. CTF-151 is also presently being commanded by Cdre Shuaib of Pakistan Navy.

CTF-151 HQ received the information about a Yemeni dhow, carrying 60 personnel, which had sunk 30 NM North West of SOCOTRA Island. Upon receipt of information surveillance by aircraft was ordered by HQ CTF-151 to locate the survivors.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Navy Ship SHAMSHEER was tasked for search and rescue operation. PNS SHAMSHEER promptly responded the call and reached the position of sunken dhow within few hours.

Upon reaching the area, PNS SHAMSHEER assumed duties of On Scene Commander and coordinated the search and rescue efforts that involved naval ships of Spain and Australia with embarked helicopters aided by the land based aircraft from Japan and Germany. Overall the whole operation was coordinated by Pakistan Navy led CTF 151 and commanded on scene by PNS SHAMSHEER. Resultantly, 41 x personnel onboard Yemeni ill-fated dhow were successfully recovered, while the search for others continued.

The operation signifies the professional acumen of Pakistan Navy to coordinate such a large scale operation involving navies from around the globe. Previously during the deployment, PNS SHAMSHEER kept on rendering assistance to the maritime community. Medical assistance was offered to the crew members of a Cattle Dhow named AL AMIR while it was transporting livestock from Somalia to Oman. Similarly, on 26 Nov, medical assistance was offered to a Somali dhow FAIS-E-SALE MOHAMMADI in Gulf of Aden area.

Pakistan Navy is resolute in maintaining and delivering on its commitment to the nation and global community for safeguarding national interests and making the ocean space safe and secure. Our ships, flying green flag around the globe are reflection of our national character, resilience and unrelenting commitment to the humanitarian cause. Online


Pakistani rupee sees marginal decline against US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, & Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.

Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.6  288.65 
Euro EUR 312  315 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 360  363
U.A.E Dirham AED 78.25  79
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77.25
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 750.11 758.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 914.36 923.36
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 320.1 322.6
Thai Bhat THB 8.01 8.16

Gold rates see big increase in Pakistan; Check today gold price here

KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 29 November 2023

On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.

In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Karachi PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Islamabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Peshawar PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Quetta PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sialkot PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Attock PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujranwala PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Jehlum PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Multan PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Bahawalpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujrat PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nawabshah PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Chakwal PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Hyderabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nowshehra PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sargodha PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Faisalabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Mirpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610


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