Policeman martyred in Bannu IED blast

12:18 PM | 11 May, 2018
Policeman martyred in Bannu IED blast
BANNU - A policeman was martyred while 13 others were left injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast at Bannu's General Bus Stand on Friday.

According to police, the blast targetted the law enforcers as the remote-controlled bomb went off near a police van.

Sources claim that the device was fitted inside a motorcycle and the blast was so severe that the car windows of nearby vehicles were left shattered.

The injured included citizens and policemen who were rushed to District Headquarters Hospital Bannu, while a heavy contingent of police reached the site and launched investigations.

The Bannu District in southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is located close to North Waziristan Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and incidents of security personnel being targetted have been recently reported.

In April, one security official was martyred while three others were injured in an explosion in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan Agency.


The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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