TANK – Two policemen deployed for the security of polio teams were martyred when unidentified men opened fire at cops in Tank district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
KP police also shared the development on Twitter, saying constables Nisar and Pir Rehman embraced martyrdom in the recent terror incident.
It added that the cops were gunned down by unknown terrorists near the Kacha Graha area of District Tank.
ضلع ٹانک تھانہ گومل کی حدود کچہ گرہ کے مقام پر نامعلوم دہشتگردوں کی فائرنگ سے پولیو سیکیورٹی ڈیوٹی پر معمور پولیس اہلکاران نثار اور پیر رحمان شہادت کے عظیم مرتبے پر فائز ہوگئے۔ pic.twitter.com/23MVJO26MF— KP Police (@KP_Police1) August 16, 2022
Reports in local media said a large number of law enforcers rushed to the scene and cordoned it off, but the attackers managed to escape.
The recent incident occurred amid national anti-polio campaign which started in parts of country after new cases reported in North Waziristan. At least 14 polio cases have so far been reported in South Asian country this year and all of them are from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has strongly condemned the attack on a polio team, saying the enemies of the health of the nation’s young generation would be strongly dealt with.
The premier expressed sympathies with the cops who lost lives in the line of duty and said the nation paid tribute to the great sacrifices rendered by police. He added that miscreants wanted to make the children of the country suffer from disabilities due to the crippling disease.
More than 100 people associated with the polio drive have been killed across Pakistan in the past decade.
Militants often target polio teams and policemen assigned to protect them claiming the vaccination campaigns as a ‘Western conspiracy’.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Friday.
On Friday, the US dollar remained stable and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.
Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.41||36.71|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.54||176.54|
Gold price in Pakistan increased as the yellow metal witnessed an upward trend in the international market.
On Friday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,390.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,050 each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Friday.
Today Gold Price in Pakistan (8 December 2023)
|Lahore||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Karachi||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Quetta||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Attock||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Multan||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|