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IS-linked man arrested in Lahore

01:29 PM | 31 Dec, 2015
IS-linked man arrested in Lahore
LAHORE (Staff Report) - The law enforcement agencies Thursday arrested a person alleged of having links with Syria and Iraq based militant group Islamic State.

The suspect identified as Mehr Hamid was working as superabundant in Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and arrested in a raid from Johar Town area of Lahore.

According to media reports Hamid is accused of providing sensitive information of public documents to ISIS/ISIL while his wife, Farhana, worked as a recruiter for the terrorist group.

In the last few months Farhana sent at least ten fighters to Syria to join ISIS and she herself flew to Syria as well.

Reports further said while quoting unnamed sources that an FIR of Farhana's abduction was also registered in Wahdat Colony police station on the complain of a person named as Imran. Two other FIRs of kidnappings of the ten missing people, who allegedly went to Syria to fight for Islamic State group, have also been registered in Hanjarwal and Township police stations.

It is also pertinent to be mentioned here that raid comes just days after Counter Terrorism Depatment arrested eight IS-linked people from Sialkot's Daska Tehsil. The suspects were previously associated with Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa group.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
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 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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