Two injured as Qatari prince’s convoy comes under attack in Balochistan

Haider Ali 12:47 PM | 16 Jan, 2017
Two injured as Qatari prince’s convoy comes under attack in Balochistan
MUSAKHEL - The convoy of a Qatari prince came under attack in Balochistan’s Musakhel district on Sunday, leaving two injured.

According to reports, unidentified gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on the convoy as they were heading back to Quetta, as a result of which two other security officials received bullet wounds, Levies official said.

Yasir Khan, deputy commissioner of the Musakhel district, said as many as 25 armed assailants were chasing the convoy.

"Two Levies personnel were also among the attackers, and have been suspended," said Yasir Khan.

He declined to identify the visiting prince.

Although the targeted attack was precise but fortunately, the Qatari prince remained unharmed in the attack.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, but the assailants managed to flee the crime scene.

The senior official further said that a case has been registered against 20 suspects.

“Some Levies personnel are also among those accused, and an investigation is underway,” he added.

Last month, a convoy of houbara bustard hunters from United Arab Emirates came under attack in Guchak area of Panjgur.

Prince Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan was leading the convoy when it was attacked. However, he remained unhurt in the incident whereas two vehicles of the convoy were damaged.

The convoy was attacked by five motorcyclists who managed to surround the convoy but Frontier Corps personnel and other security men forced the assailants to flee the scene.

The area was later cordoned off and the convoy was taken to its camp. Panjgur Assistant Commissioner Abdullah Khosa confirmed the incident.

According to Panjgur Deputy Commissioner Habibur Rehman Prince Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s convoy was on its way to hunt in Guchak area when it came under attack.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Scores of Emirati, Qatari and Saudi prince move to Pakistan in a bid to hunt internationally protected migratory bird, houbara bustard, in Balochistan and Punjab during the hunting season.

Residents of colder Central Asian regions, houbara bustards migrate every year to spend winters in a relatively warmer environment like Pakistan.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 6, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 06, 2023 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 304.9 308.15
Euro EUR 322 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 377 381
U.A.E Dirham AED 83.5 84.5
Saudi Riyal SAR 80.5 81.5
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.82 766.80
Canadian Dollar CAD 226 230
China Yuan CNY 40.28 40.68
Danish Krone DKK 41.03 41.43
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.4 36.75
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.57
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.2 934.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.88 26.18
Omani Riyal OMR 742.38 750.38
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.38 79.08
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 313.87 316.37
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 6, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

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.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125


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