'Operation Azm-e-Istehkam' launched amid rising militancy, extremism in Pakistan

11:08 AM | 23 Jun, 2024
'Operation Azm-e-Istehkam' launched amid rising militancy, extremism in Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Army has decided to launch 'Operation Azm-e-Istehkam', which will target militants, anti-state elements, and religious extremists amid rise in violence in the country of over 240 million. 

The decision follows a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif with top civilian and military leaders to assess security challenges, and comes after a surge in militant attacks and a recent lynching incident in Swat district.

Armed forces said the operation would target terrorists without discrimination based on ethnicity. It also emphasised actions against anti-state elements and religious extremists, particularly incidents like the ones in Sialkot and Swat involving mob violence over blasphemy allegations.

The statement highlighted the need to address religious fanaticism and any attempts to destabilize the state or take the law into one's hands.

The operation received support from all political parties, who also acknowledged the increasing issue of religious fanaticism in urban areas that needs to be addressed.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
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 3.33 3.43
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 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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