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Pakistan foils bid to smuggle heroin concealed in ihram

03:45 PM | 20 Sep, 2023
Pakistan foils bid to smuggle heroin concealed in ihram
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ISLAMABAD – The Airport Security Force (ASF) seized 5.448 kilogrammes of heroin concealed in ihram — the plain clothing worn by Muslims to perform Hajj or Umrah — of a passenger at the Islamabad International Airport.

The ASF officials have arrested the passenger, who was going to Saudi Arabia for Umrah pilgrimage.  The suspect had cleverly hidden the narcotics in Ihram.

The suspect had soaked three ihrams with a solution of heroin, which was detected during examination of the clothes.

ASF has handed over the suspect to Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) for further action. Reports said the drug absorbed by the garments will be extracted through an ANF chemical process.


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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