Crackdown underway as PM orders stern action against human trafficking mafia

04:15 PM | 18 Jun, 2023
Crackdown underway as PM orders stern action against human trafficking mafia
Source: representational picture

ISLAMABAD – At least 10 human traffickers have been detained amid a crackdown that started after dozens of migrants drowned off the Greek coast.

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, known for his can-do administration, ordered a crackdown in wake of the heartwrenching incident.

The premier issued directives to law enforcement agencies to identify human traffickers, saying such people tricked innocent souls through false claims, and they were manipulated to opt for dangerous measures. He directed that culprits behind such crimes should get exemplary punishment.

Sharif also extended sympathies of the Pakistani nation to the bereaved families of the deceased.

Following the premier’s directives, Federal Investigators have appointed DIG Sher Alam Shinwari as the focal person for information on the missing migrants from the accident.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that at least 12 Pakistanis were among survivors of a shipwreck, with officials seeking DNA samples of relatives to verify identity of deceased.

It has been learnt that the ill fated vessel was carrying over 300 Pakistani nationals along with other migrants when it met the accident.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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