Funeral prayers of Badaber base martyrs offered

04:52 PM | 18 Sep, 2015
Funeral prayers of Badaber base martyrs offered
PESHAWAR (Staff Report) - Funeral prayers of twenty people including four security personnel, who sacrificed their lives in today's terrorist attack on Pakistan Air Force (PAF) base in Badaber area of Peshawar, have been offered in Corps Headquarters Peshawar.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Soahil Aman, Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif, Minister for Information Pervez Rasheed, Chief Minister KPK Pervez Khatak, families of martyrs and other high level dignitaries attended the funeral prayers.

All of the martyrs were also presented guard of honor ahead of funeral.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif also met the victim families.

Earlier today a group of thirteen militants attacked PFA's Badaber base and killed as many as 16 people while they were offering Fajar prayer. During the gun fight four security personnel identified as Captain Asfand Yar Bokhari, Saqib, Tariq and Shan embraced martyrdom.


According to ISPR all of the thirteen terrorists were killed during clearance operation.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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