Pakistani woman arrested in Saudi Arabia as police carry out raids across Jeddah

12:25 AM | 22 Jan, 2017
Pakistani woman arrested in Saudi Arabia as police carry out raids across Jeddah
JEDDAH - A Pakistani woman was arrested as Saudi police raided terrorist hideouts in Jeddah, here on Saturday.

According to reports, the Pakistani woman was identified as Fatima. The police reportedly confiscated an unfinished bomb from her residence, and arrested a Saudi man named Hossam bin Saleh bin Simran Juhani.

The security spokesman of the Ministry of Interior, Maj-Gen Mansour Al-Turki, said the hideout at Al-Harazat was used as a lab for making explosive belts and bombs and claimed the Pakistani women, Fatma Ramadan Balushi Ali Marada, was the wife of Saudi man Hossam.

In another operation, two extremists were killed as Saudi police raided hideouts of terrorists in Jeddah while a bomb factory also exploded, according to Saudi Interior Ministry.

The ministry on Saturday confirmed that the two dead were using a rented accommodation in the city to manufacture bombs and explosive belts.

The two terrorists blew themselves up after failing to escape as captured in the following video.

Saturday's raids were part of ongoing counter-terrorism operations by the Saudi regime. Ever since the Islamic State (IS) militant group emerged as a force in 2014, Saudi Arabia has arrested 566 terrorists who reportedly formed eight sleeping cells, including six women.

The country also arrested five explosive experts, according to a report published on Saturday on Okaz local newspaper.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 17 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 16, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro stands at 296.25 for buying and 299 for selling while British Pound rate is 344.5 for buying, and 348 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.15 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.05
Euro EUR 296.25 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.5 348
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.15 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.50 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 180.5 182.2
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.77 747.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.61 35.96
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 904.28 913.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.45 169.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.95
Omani Riyal OMR 722.59 730.59
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 306.51 309.01
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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