Irani forces unexpectedly begin firing from across Panjgoor border in Balochistan

12:54 PM | 26 Jul, 2016
Irani forces unexpectedly begin firing from across Panjgoor border in Balochistan
QUETTA - Irani forces initiated unprovoked firing today (Tuesday) at the Panjgoor border in Balochistan, which is the only uncontested border that Pakistan shares with any of its neighbor. The incident took place while Pakistan's National Security Adviser Lt. General Nasir Khan Janjua is on a tour of the neighboring country.

According to reports, mortar shells were fired and firing took place during the hostilities. Shells fell near residential areas but no casualties have been reported so far. The Frontier Corps (FC) of Pakistan retaliated and gave a befitting response to Irani forces.
Pakistan's border with Iran, though uncontested, has often seen escalating tensions between border forces on both sides, especially in recent years.

Earlier last year, Irani troops crossed over into Pakistani territory in pursuit of rebel forces.

The Pak-Iran border also came under the spotlight recently after it was found that alleged RAW agent Kulbushan Yadhav and late Taliban chief Mullah Mansour had both used the border to cross to and from both countries to meet their grim objectives.

Ahmad Durrani is Associate Editor at Daily Pakistan Global. He is also an independent researcher and journalist working for Tanqeed, a South Asian journal of politics and culture. He tweets at @ahmad_sdurrani.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

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

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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