KARACHI – Security forces have conducted an intelligence-based operation on terrorist hideout in Gwargo, Awaran, Balochistan, killing ten suspects in a fierce gun battle.
According to the military’s media wing, the terrorists were involved in a firing incident on security forces, which resulted in martyrdom of Lance Naik, Muhammad Iqbal. The soldier was hit during a search and clearance operation in Awaran’s Jatt Bazaar area. He was instantly shifted to CMH Karachi but he failed to survive.
Muhammad Iqbal of Baloch Regiment was laid to rest on Tuesday with full military honour in his native town after funeral prayer in Kot Addu. He is survived by a widow and two sons--Muhammad Hamza Iqbal and Muhammed Amad Iqbal.
Funeral prayer of the martyred soldier was held at Government High school Kot Addu and later at his native village Pull 88. A large number of civil and military officers attended the funeral prayer.
During Monday's raid, the ISPR statement added, cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the hideout.
Awaran, a dirt-poor district in the south of the impoverished Balochistan province, used to be a tehsil of Khuzdar district until 1992 when it was given the status of district.
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 February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||331.78||332.48|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.08||35.45|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.19||176.18|
KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.
The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.
On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.
In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.