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Two policemen martyred after DSP comes under attack in Quetta

09:44 AM | 28 Feb, 2018
Two policemen martyred after DSP comes under attack in Quetta
QUETTA - At least two policemen were martyred during a firing incident on Quetta's Samungli Road on Wednesday morning, local media reported.

Two unknown assailants, who were riding a bike, opened fire on the convoy of Divisional Superintendent of Police (DSP) Hameedullah Dasti when he was reportedly going to the office.

In the incident, two policemen, who were on  duty with the DSP, received bullet injuries and shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment but they succumbed to their wounds. The two martyrs identified as Mohammad Shah and Tahir Baloch.

Fortunately, the DSP remained unhurt in the attack as he was travelling in the bulletproof vehicle. The police and law enforcement agencies have launched an investigation into the case to trace the culprits. The assailants fled the scene after the attack.

Police and troops of other security forces often come under attack in Quetta.

On Feb 14, four personnel of FC were martyred during an attack on their vehicle on Sariab Road in Langvabad area of Quetta.

According to police officials, the deceased officials were on routine patrol duty when their vehicle was attacked by unknown assailants.

On Jan 18, two personnel of Balochistan police were killed and one injured during firing by unknown assailants on Double Road Bridge, an area of Quetta.

On Jan 16, unknown attackers killed a police constable, in what appeared to be a targeted killing, on Raisani Road in Quetta.

The constable, identified as Naseer Ahmed, was going to his office when he was gunned down. However, the attackers escaped from the spot after the attack.


On Jan 9, a strong explosion near rocked the Balochistan capital, killing at least seven people including five police personnel and injuring dozens others.

The blast took place near a police truck parked close to GPO Chowk on Quetta’s Zarghoon Road, located in the city's high-security Red Zone, around 300 metres from the provincial assembly building. The road also leads to the Chief Minister's Secretariat.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.76 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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