Taliban occupy Zana Khan district of Ghazni after fierce battle

01:22 PM | 24 Aug, 2017
Taliban occupy Zana Khan district of Ghazni after fierce battle
KABUL - The Afghan Taliban have occupied  Zana Khan District in Afghanistan’s central province of Ghazni, officials confirmed on Thursday.

Abdul Jami Jami, a member of the provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the security forces and the Taliban had been engaged in heavy clashes in Zana Khan district since Wednesday night.

He said the insurgents captured the district and seized two tanks and a number of Ranger pick-ups.

According to the provincial council, four policemen were also killed while eight more wounded in the battle.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that the group’s fighters overran the district center and security checkpoints.

The Zana Khan district is the seventh government-held territory in Afghanistan to be occupied by the  Taliban in the past month.

Geographically, it is a mountainous district with more than 12,000 people, all Pashtuns living there. The district center is Dado. Continuing drought is the main problem of district that seriously affects agriculture.

The control came just two days after Afghanistan's major stakeholder, U.S. announced a revamped strategy for the war-torn region with more troops to stay on ground.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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