Pakistan fired 120 mortars shells into Afghanistan to target militants, claims Afghan media

Mahmood Idrees 01:11 PM | 14 Nov, 2017
Pakistan fired 120 mortars shells into Afghanistan to target militants, claims Afghan media
KABUL – Pakistani armed forces have reportedly fired more than 100 mortar into Afghanistan territory to target the dens of the militants, Afghan media claimed a day after two Pakistani soldiers martyred in cross border attack on Monday in Bajur Agency.

Kunar police chief Juma Gul Hamat talking to local media claimed that more than 120 shells have been fired in the past 24 hours by Pakistan Army on Kunar province.

The police officials claimed that different areas of the province including Dangam and Narai districts have been targeted in the missile shelling. The Afghan officials added that one person was also injured in the incident.

The media outlet of the neighbouring country quoting Pakistani officials said that terrorist groups were being targeted in the shelling.

Referring the official information, it claimed that at least 1,500 missiles were fired on Kunar province from Pakistanis side during September.

On Monday, army Captain Junaid Hafeez and Sepoy Raham were martyred and four others sustained injuries in a terrorist attack on a check-post near the Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency.

ISPR said, “Terrorists from [the] Afghanistan side attempted [an] attack on Pakistani posts along [the] Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency”.

According to military’s media wing, around eight to 10 terrorists were killed in retaliatory firing.


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee finally ended its losing streak against US dollar on Tuesday, gaining Rs4.43 after massive depreciation over the last week.

During the intra-day trading, the rupee was hovering at 266.75 with an appreciation of around 1.07 percent as talks between Pakistan and IMF underway for a stalled bailout programme.

Earlier on Monday, the rupee plunged by Rs7 and the greenback touched all-time high of Rs272. Last week, the local currency dropped by Rs24.54 in the interbank market – the largest single-day depreciation in more than two decades.

Finance experts linked the rupee’s recovery to exporters offloading some of their proceeds as remittances and export continued days after dollar cap was removed.

The country of over 220 million is facing a worst economic crisis with the forex reserved held by the country’s central bank remaining at critical $3.68 billion which were not enough to cover a month's import.

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs205,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs162,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 182,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Karachi PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Islamabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Peshawar PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Quetta PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sialkot PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Attock PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujranwala PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Jehlum PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Multan PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Bahawalpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujrat PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nawabshah PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Chakwal PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Hyderabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nowshehra PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sargodha PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Faisalabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Mirpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370


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