Pakistan lodges protest with Iran over FC convoy attack

11:18 PM | 15 Dec, 2018
Pakistan lodges protest with Iran over FC convoy attack
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan lodged a strong protest with Iran on Saturday over the martyrdom of six Pakistani officials in a terrorist attack on a Frontier Corps (FC) convoy near Pakistan-Iran border.

A day earlier, as many as six Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom while 14 others were left wounded when around 30 terrorists ambushed a Frontier Constabulary (FC) convoy which was patrolling along the Pakistan-Iran border; in retaliation, four terrorists were also killed.

No group had claimed responsibility for the attack.

However, the Iranian ambassador to Pakistan was summoned to the Foreign Office to lodge a strong protest against the tragic incident.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office of Pakistan said in a statement that the Iranian government was urged to "carry out effective operation against the terrorist group responsible for the attack on its side of the border".

The Foreign Office also underscored the need for an effective border coordination mechanism to avoid such incidents in future, the statement read.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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