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Policeman, two suspected criminals killed in Lahore shootout

09:59 PM | 20 Apr, 2024
Policeman, two suspected criminals killed in Lahore shootout
Source: Punjab Police (X)

A policeman and two suspected criminals were killed in a shootout in Lahore’s Baghbanpura area on Saturday.

Baghbanpura police said that constables Ali Raza, Imran Haider and Dildar Hussain were on patrol on GT Road in Mominpura, Baghbanpura when they stopped two “suspicious” people on a motorcycle, which was without a number plate.

The suspects opened fire on the policemen. Constable Haider received a bullet in the stomach and died at the scene. Constable Hussain was also shot in the stomach twice, but he survived and taken to Shalimar Hospital. The two suspects were killed at the scene when the police retaliated.

In a post on X, the Punjab Police said the motorcyclists were robbers. The post quoted Punjab Police Inspector General Dr Usman Anwar as saying, “Brave young men like martyr Constable Imran Haider are the pride of the country and the nation. Every possible care will be taken for the welfare of his family.”  

The Punjab police chief also met the martyr’s family during funeral prayers and assured them of complete support for their welfare. 

Later, Lahore Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations) Syed Ali Nasir Rizvi and Cantt Superintendent of Police Owais Shafiq visited the wounded constable at Mayo Hospital, directing the staff to provide the best possible care to him. 

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz paid tribute to the martyred constable, saying that he made the Punjab Police proud. She extended her condolences and expressed sympathies with his family. She also directed hospital staff to provide the best medical aid to the injured constable.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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