Army offers Baloch rebels up to Rs1.5m for giving up arms

01:03 PM | 27 Jun, 2015
Army offers Baloch rebels up to Rs1.5m for giving up arms
QUETTA (Web Desk/APP) - Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua urged rebels in Balochistan to give up arms and return from mountains to join national mainstream.

Speaking to opening ceremony of a cricket tournament on Friday, the Pak-Army general announced Rs500,000 to Rs1500,000 for giving up arm struggle against the state, saying there is no benefit in fighting against the country.


“Those involved in disrupting peace in Balochistan will not be tolerated at any cost,” Lt Gen Janjua said, adding that nobody will be allowed to snatch prosperity of the province. Masses in Balochistan have preferred peace as the young generation realises they had been provoked, he said.

Urging the masses to support the cause, he appealed to the general public to inform about any suspicious activity on help-line 1135.

Earlier in the day, a meeting of Balochistan Apex Committee was held with Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch in chair that decided to accelerate measures for implementation of the National Action Plan.


The meeting was attended by Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua, Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, Balochistan Chief Secretary Saifullah Chathha, Home Secretary Balochistan, General Commanding Officers, Inspector General Frontier Corps, IG Police, Commissioner Quetta divisions and other officials.

The Apex Committee decided amnesty for the youth who would surrender and leave their armed activities against the state. The government will take steps for rehabilitation of these youth it was decided. The meeting expressed its satisfaction that sense of security was created amongst masses after the stern action taken against criminals.

The committee reviewed the issues including registration of religious seminaries, Afghan refugees and funding of terrorists. It was decided that Education Department would do registration of seminaries while the federal government would be informed about the stance of the Balochistan government over the presence of Afghan refugees in the province.

FIA, Customs, NAB and Police will investigate funding of terrorists and the elements involved in the menace would be brought to justice, it was decided. The meeting also agreed to take action against banned organisations.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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