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3 PTM workers killed, 5 Army soldiers injured in Kharqamar check post clash

08:57 PM | 26 May, 2019
3 PTM workers killed, 5 Army soldiers injured in Kharqamar check post clash
MIRANSHAH – Three members of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) were killed while another 10 got wounded in an exchange of fire with the country's security forces in North Waziristan tribal district on Sunday morning.

Five army personnel were also injured in an assault on the security check-post, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

"A group led by Mohsin Javed Dawar and Ali Wazir, assaulted Kharqamar check post, Boyya, North Waziristan tribal district this morning. They wanted to exert pressure for the release of suspected terrorists’ facilitator arrested the other day," the statement added.



Troops at the check post exercised maximum restraint in the face of provocation and direct firing on the post. Due to the firing of the group, 5 Army soldiers got injured. In exchange of fire 3 individuals who attacked the post lost their lives and 10 got injured. All injured evacuated to Army Hospital for treatment," the statement by the Army's media wing maintained.

"Ali Wazir along with 8 individuals have been arrested while Mohsin Javed is at large after inciting the crowd."

Hours after the deadly clash between PTM supporters and the security forces in North Waziristan, the top military spokesperson vowed not to allow anyone to ‘undo the gains of decades-long national struggle and sacrifices of brave Pakistani tribesmen’.

Taking to Twitter, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said, “Innocent PTM supporters / workers need care. Only few are inciting and using them against state institutions for vested agenda.”

https://twitter.com/OfficialDGISPR/status/1132678944799563777

A curfew was imposed in North Waziristan following the incident, and landline, internet and cellphone services have all been suspended.

Earlier, on May 6, a first information report (FIR) was registered against members of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement’s (PTM) central committee including MNA Ali Wazir in North Waziristan.

The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, or the Pashtun Protection Movement, is a social movement for Pashtun human rights based in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Since its foundation, the group has insisted for the de-mining of the erstwhile tribal areas and an end to the practices of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and unlawful detentions.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
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