Bannu attack: Pakistan asks Afghanistan to hand over militant Gul Bahadur

07:11 PM | 28 Nov, 2023
Bannu attack: Pakistan asks Afghanistan to hand over militant Gul Bahadur
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has formally demanded arrest and handing over of militant Hafiz Gul Bahadur from Afghanistan following the November 26 attack on security forces in Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Afghan Embassy representative to convey condemnation on the terror attack. 

The outlawed Hafiz Gul Bahadur Group had claimed responsibility for the attack. Pakistan has asked Afghanistan to fully investigate and take action against perpetrators/abettors of the Bannu attack.

Asking the neighbouring country to take immediate verifiable actions against all terrorist groups and their sanctuaries, the foreign office asked Afghanistan to prevent use of Afghan soil for terrorism against Pakistan. 

On November 26, two people were martyred and ten others, including three soldiers, injured after an Afghan suicide bomber blew himself up near a convoy of security forces in Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said the unfortunate incident occurred on Sunday in the Bakka Khel area when the suicide bomber, who affiliated with Hafiz Gul Bahadur Group, attacked the security forces.

The group behind the attack is an offshoot of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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