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Terror alert in Karachi – what’s the reality?

11:42 PM | 12 Feb, 2024
Terror alert in Karachi – what’s the reality?

Social media is flooded with a viral threat alert, which seems to be from the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NCTA). It says Karachi has a threat of suicide bombing.

An allegedly leaked confidential document says that four unknown terrorists have prepared a suicide bomber, most probably for suicide bombing in the port city.

It tells the name of planners as Arsalan, Mushtaq, Abid, and Ghazanfar and says that they can execute their plan anytime.

According to the document, extreme vigilance and heightened security measures are advised to avoid any untoward incidents.

The leaked document has not been verified until now from the official sources.

It is to remember that last month Pakistan's security forces averted a major terror plot by arresting 17 terrorists in Karachi.

Reports suggest that security forces and intelligence officials took part in the mission and successfully nabbed notorious militants who were planning to strike ahead of elections.

In the operation, 17 terrorists, including a key terrorist commander, were apprehended.

The militants were said to be seminary students from Afghanistan who had been involved in sectarian and ethnic violence, target killing of politicians and attacks on intelligence personnel in the port city.

Last year, over 500 civilians and hundreds of security personnel were martyred in militant attacks across Pakistan, marking the highest fatalities in last six years.

KP remained the worst hit region with most attacks with over 500 personnel lost to terrorist bombings and ambushes.

Pakistani armed forces reported martyrdom of 265 officers and soldiers in militant attacks and counterinsurgency operations. 

TTP and other militants, who are taking refuge in Afghanistan, are increasingly conducting cross-border attacks. Afghan Taliban however deny sheltering or allowing their territory to be used for attacks against Pakistan.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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