Rangers to take over Islamabad’s Red Zone security ahead of no-trust vote against PM Imran

09:31 PM | 14 Mar, 2022
Rangers to take over Islamabad’s Red Zone security ahead of no-trust vote against PM Imran
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ISLAMABAD – The interior ministry has decided to hand over the security of the capital’s Red Zone to Rangers and FC troops from March 20 to April 2.

Reports in local media suggest the decision was made during a high-level meeting at the Ministry of Home Affairs. Home Affairs secretary, Chief Commissioner, IGP Islamabad, and others attended the meeting. The decision was to maintain law and order.

Paramilitary troops would also be deployed on central buildings and highways in the region. Nearly 2,000 Rangers and FC personnel will secure the area and formal notification of it will also be issued soon.

A number of important events will be held in the country’s federal capital onwards from March 20. The primary event is the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) moot, other than the Pakistan Day parade.

On the other hand, NA sessions will be held for voting on the no-confidence motion tabled by the opposition against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed earlier mentioned to deploy the Punjab Rangers and Frontier Corps to protect the Parliament Lodges, Parliament House, and the old MNA House on the day of the no-trust vote against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.76 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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