Bannu jail attacker hanged days after revival of military courts

04:56 PM | 30 Mar, 2017
Bannu jail attacker hanged days after revival of military courts
RAWALPINDI - On Thursday Pakistan Army's media wing confirmed the execution of a hardcore terrorist who carried out an attack on Bannu jail in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa.

The development came days after parliament gave the go-ahead to the revival of military courts. The statement by the Pakistan military media wing said that the militant 'Tahir' was involved in serious crimes and terrorism and was sentenced to death by military court where he had confessed his crimes.

"He was involved in attacks on Bannu Jail and intelligence agencies’ personnel," the ISPR said.

“Tahir was also an active member of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan,” the statement added.

In April 2012, over 200 heavily armed Taliban militants barged into the Central Jail in Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, releasing 384 prisoners in a pre-dawn assault.

The PTI-led Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government faced criticism over the negligence that led to the illegal release of militants in such a huge number.

The writer is a civil servant.


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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