Pakistan lodges protest with Iran, demanding action against terrorist group involved in Ormara killings

11:41 AM | 20 Apr, 2019
Pakistan lodges protest with Iran, demanding action against terrorist group involved in Ormara killings
ORMARA - Pakistan on Saturday has lodged a strong protest with Iran for not taking action against the group involved in the killing of 14 passengers after offloading them from the bus on the Makran Coastal Highway in Ormara, Balochistan and demanded Iran to take action against the terrorists.

According to details, the Foreign Office (FO) forwarded a letter of protest to the Iranian Embassy in Islamabad.

The letter stated that "15-20 terrorists who camouflaged themselves in Frontier Corps (FC) uniform barricaded the road and stopped 3-4 buses traveling from Ormara to Gwadar on the coastal highway at Buzi Top in the dawn of April 18 and on the identification of the passengers, shot dead 14 personnel belonging to the armed forces of Pakistan. BRAS which is the alliance of three Baloch terrorist organisations have claimed responsibility for this terrorist act."

"After the incident, the terrorists who arrived from border region returned to that area," it added.

The letter further read and pointed out that the information about the hubs of these Baloch terrorist organisations in Iran, having training camps and logistics bases across the border, was shared with Iranian intelligence in the recent past, and on a number of occasions earlier.

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif strongly condemned the attack and said that “Terrorists, extremists and their sponsors are terrified by close relations between Muslim states.”

Iran stands with the people and government of Pakistan, he added.

On April 18, at least 14 passengers were shot dead after being offloaded from a passenger bus on Makran Coastal Highway in Balochistan.

According to a Pakistan Navy spokesperson, personnel of Pakistan Navy were among the dead in the deadly attack, which took place near Bozi Top area.

The assailants checked their CNIC numbers and shoot the passengers from a very close range.



PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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