Five Pakistan Army troops martyred in Kurram IED blast

09:04 AM | 22 Jun, 2024
Five Pakistan Army troops martyred in Kurram IED blast

RAWALPINDI – Five Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in KP's Kurram district, the military's media wing said.

A statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said improvised explosive device exploded on security forces vehicle in Sadda area.

Those who embraced martyrdom were 33-year-old Havildar Aqeel Ahmed from Okara, 30-year-old Lance Naik Muhammad Tafeer from Poonch, 24-year-old Sepoy Anosh Rufun from Attock, 26-year-old Sepoy Muhammad Azam Khan from Haripur, and 29-year-old Sepoy Haroon William from Islamabad.

Army said these soldiers made ultimate sacrifice for the nation.

The press release added that sanitisation operations were underway to eliminate any terrorists in the area. ISPR said the perpetrators of this heinous act would be brought to justice and affirmed the determination of Pakistan’s security forces to eradicate terrorism, stating that such sacrifices only strengthen their resolve.

The country's top officials including President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif paid tribute to the martyrs, saluting their sacrifice on behalf of the nation.

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi also condemned the attack, honoring the martyrs for their ultimate sacrifice for the nation’s future. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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