HERAT – Militant group Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has confirmed the death of senior leader Khalid Balti also known by the nom de guerre Khurasani, who was killed in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The terror group initially attempted to cover up Khorasani’s death, while security officials said he was killed in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar. It was reported that senior TTP leader had been shot dead by unidentified gunmen, while some reports claimed that he was killed in an axe attack.
The outlawed group in a social media post said Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan was deprived of a learned scholar and an expert on political affairs. Khorasani died on January 9 while he was traveling, it said, without confirming the place of his death.
Some reports also claimed that Khorasani, who was believed to be around 50 years, was killed due to an internal fight in the group responsible for targeting Pakistan armed forces.
The notorious militant fled to the neighboring country following the Zarb-e-Azb operation in 2014 and was involved in planning multiple attacks in the south and northwestern regions of Pakistan. The deceased was a close aide of TTP incumbent chief Noor Wali.
He was said to be the right-hand of the late Qari Hussain, a top TTP leader and the organizer of the group’s suicide bombing squads. He had been detained by the Afghan special forces in 2018 but was freed soon after the Afghan Taliban seized Kabul.
Pakistani rupee's value remained stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal and other currencies in the open market.
On Monday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro rate stands at 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound GBP rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED currently hovers around 77.45 while rate of Saudi Riyal stands at 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The gold remained under pressure as the precious metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.
On the first day of the week, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,000 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,043
A single tola of 22-karat gold costs Rs170,539, while 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs. 192,325 and the price of 18k gold is Rs164,850.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2086, gaining $14.44 on Monday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Karachi||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Quetta||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Attock||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Multan||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,000||PKR 2,720|