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Afghan Taliban launches probe into 'disruption' of Pakistan Army's border fencing

10:50 PM | 22 Dec, 2021
Afghan Taliban launches probe into 'disruption' of Pakistan Army's border fencing

KABUL – The Afghan Taliban have launched an investigation after their soldiers apparently disrupted Pakistani military's work of fencing the border between the two countries.

Taliban spokesman Bilal Karimi said they were investigating the incident.

Afghan defense ministry spokesman Enayatullah Khwarazmi confirmed to international media that Taliban soldiers stopped the Pakistani military from building the security fence along with the eastern province of Nangarhar on Sunday.

Playing down the incident, he said that everything was "now normal" at the border.

An unverified video circulated on social media showed Taliban soldiers had seized spools of barbed wire and a senior official engaging in heated argument with Pakistani soldiers.

Pakistan has completed security fencing at most parts of the 2,600km border, despite various attacks by militants from the other side of the border. The country launched the fencing at the border around four years ago and has completed 90 percent work on it.

The previous US-backed Afghan governments had been raising objections to the fencing, which is being erected by Pakistani forces to stop movement of militants.

Pakistan Army has yet to comment on the incident. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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