Two SSG commandos martyred, all terrorists killed as operation at Bannu CTD centre concludes: Kh Asif

Rescue operation is successfully underway, says ISPR

02:22 PM | 20 Dec, 2022
Two SSG commandos martyred, all terrorists killed as operation at Bannu CTD centre concludes: Kh Asif

ISLAMABAD – Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday confirmed that all the militants of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in an operation launched by the Pakistan Army to free the hostages at a Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) centre in Bannu.

The minister told the National Assembly that 33 terrorists were detained at the CTD complex and one of them had managed to snatch a gun from an official after hitting him with a brick.

The operation was conducted by the Special Services Group (SSG) of the Pakistan Army, he said, adding that two of them were martyred in it. He added that the CTD compound was cleared after two-hour-long operation after it was started at  12:30pm.

Asif said that terrorism was resurging in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. He said that the KP government completely failed in its responsibility regarding the CTD compound incident.

Meanwhile, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in brief statement said the rescue operation is successfully underway way at CTD complex and it would be completed soon. It added that details of the operation would be shared soon.

On Sunday, the terrorists, who were detained at the Bannu CTD complex, took control of the building and held the officials hostage. They had demanded the Pakistan government to provide them safe exit to Afghanistan.

Earlier in the day, viral clips on social media show clouds of black smoke arising from CTD compound while locals heard a blast from the Cantonment area.

On Monday, Pakistani clerics visited Kabul to soften TTP while the hostage situation entered the third day as talks failed to make headway.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 26, 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 September 26, 2023 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 291 294.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 368 371.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 82 82.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 78.05 78.8
Australian Dollar AUD 196 198
Bahrain Dinar BHD 781.13 789.13
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.22 40.62
Danish Krone DKK 42.35 42.75
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.88 1.95
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 951.03 960.03
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.23 176.23
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.72 770.72
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 215 217
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 325.12 327.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.31 8.46

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 26, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 210,100 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs180,130.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 26 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Karachi PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Islamabad PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Peshawar PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Quetta PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Sialkot PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Attock PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Gujranwala PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Jehlum PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Multan PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Bahawalpur PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Gujrat PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Nawabshah PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Chakwal PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Hyderabad PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Nowshehra PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Sargodha PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Faisalabad PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Mirpur PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587


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