Terrorists killed in Hayatabad operating network, planning more subversive activities: Police

Associated Press of Pakistan 12:55 AM | 23 Apr, 2019
Terrorists killed in Hayatabad operating network, planning more subversive activities: Police
PESHAWAR - The terrorists who were killed in an operation at Phase VII of Hayatabad Township were running a full-fledged network and engaged in planning for future activities of subversion.

This was said by Chief Capital City Police (CCPO), Qazi Jamilur Rehman while addressing a press conference here on Monday evening at Central Police Office.

Flanked by officials of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), the CCPO Peshawar said according to forensic tests the killed gang members were involved in a number of terrorist attacks carried out in Hayatabad township including an attack on Judge of Peshawar High Court (PHC), Justice Muhammad Ayub Khan Marwat.

The forensic tests proved that the arms used in the attack on PHC judge and those sized from the house where the terrorists were taking refuge were same, the CCPO added.

He also shared with journalists some telephonic transcripts retrieved from the mobile phones of killed terrorists which indicated that they were planning for more terrorist attacks and searching for targets.

In one communication, the terrorists were found racking PTI Youth Convention in Hayatabad attended by the provincial ministers.

The terrorist group, comprised of five members, was headed by Amjad Ali alias Ajmal. Another member identified as Imran Afghani alias Qari was a suicide bomber while remaining were Tariq Usman alias Haji, Murad Khan alias Zahoor, Feroz Shah alias Gulab Shah and Saeed alias Babu.

The last terrorist, Saeed alias Babu was arrested alive in injured condition and was getting treatment, Police chief added.

Disclosing other details, the CCPO said group commander, Amjad Ali was the resident of Khyber Agency and had traveled to Afghanistan five times. He was also deported from Greece in 2019.

The suicide bomber, Imran Afghani had recently arrived from Afghanistan on his passport on March 22. 2019.

The explosive seized from the house was of high quality and weighted about 60 kg packed in an IED and a booby trape.

The CCPO said the explosive exploded during the bid of BDU to defuse which also resulted in the destruction of the house.

Qazi Jamil also informed the terrorists obtained house on rent through forge documents by using CNICs of some other people.

The CCPO said intelligence agencies were keeping a vigil on the group and after getting credible evidences raided the house which resulted in exchange of firing and a full fledge operation resulting in martyrdom of two security officials and killing of five terrorists.

The CCPO also rejected the claims that killed persons were not terrorists and were trapped by Police. He said they kept on retaliating fire with security forces for 17 longs hours.

The relatives of the group members were also invited and request were made through them to surrender but they kept on retaliating.

The CCPO said security forces wanted to arrest group members alive so that maximum information could be obtained from them, but retaliation and exchange of firing resulted in their killing.

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Rupee gains massive recovery against US dollar after SBP relaxes rules for banks

KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee experienced a significant surge in its value in the open market against the dollar.

This surge came after a recent directive from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), allowing banks to purchase dollars at the interbank market rate for international card payments. The objective of this move was to narrow the exchange rate gap between the official and informal markets.

According to the Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan, the currency market witnessed the dollar being traded at Rs298, compared to its previous day’s closing rate of 311.

The SBP’s decision was influenced by the International Monetary Fund’s demand for Pakistan to stabilize its currency market before resuming a $6.5 billion bailout program.

In a circular, the central bank stated, “In response to the feedback received from various stakeholders, Authorized Dealers are now permitted to buy USD from the Interbank market to settle card-based cross border transactions with international payment schemes (IPS).”

Market analysts had predicted a decline in the value of the rupee following the implementation of these new guidelines.

Zafar Paracha, the General Secretary of the ECAP, expressed that the SBP’s decision was timely and appropriate. He anticipated that it would lead to a decrease of 20 to 25 rupees in the open market currency rate. Paracha also noted that aligning the rates in the official and informal markets would bolster remittance inflows.

Pracha further emphasized that significant disparities in rates between the official and informal markets encourage transactions outside of the official banking system.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – June 1, 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 229,000 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,620.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs181,150 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 211,290.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 229,000 PKR 2125


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