Dollar outflow

The depreciation of the Pakistani rupee against the US dollar, which we have witnessed in recent weeks, has been blamed on the outflow of the currency to Afghanistan. The Pakistani currency touched a new all-time low of Rs172 against the

28 arrested by coastguards in anti-smuggling operations

KARACHI: Pakistan Coastguards have arrested at least 28 people in various operations against illegal smuggling and narcotics in various parts of the country. The coastguards conducted an operation against illegal activities and seized proscribed items. A Karachi-Quetta passenger coach was

Motorway police thwart arms smuggling bid, suspect arrested

RAWALPINDI: Motorway police thwarted a bid to smuggle a heavy contingent of arms and ammunition into Lahore and arrested a suspect near Rawalpindi. The motorway police were on routine patrolling when they spotted a car parked on the side lane

Coastguards arrest six in anti-smuggling raids

KARACHI: Pakistan Coastguards conducted several anti-smuggling raids and arrested six people while the items were also confiscated. The coastguards released a statement on the operations since the past two weeks. The first raid was conducted near the city of Winder

Minor daughter of woman jailed in Saudi Arabia returns home

PESHAWAR: A four-year-old girl, who was in Saudi Arabia after her mother was impriosoned for attempting to smuggle heroin, has returned to Pakistan. The minor girl, named Emaan, reached Peshawar from Pakistan International Airline flight PK-0736 where she was received

ASF foils drug smuggling bid at Islamabad International Airport

ISLAMABAD: Airport Security Force thwarted a drug smuggling bid and seized 400 grams of hashish at the New Islamabad International Airport. According to the ASF officials, the hashish was seized from a passenger identified as Nassem, resident of Kurram Agency,

Sindh, federal government agree to control narcotics malpractice

KARACHI: CM Murad Ali Shah presided over a high-level meeting of provincial and federal narcotics controlling agencies who have decided to launch intelligence-based operations against drug trafficking. The meeting was specially attended by Federal Minister for Narcotics Shaharyar Afridi. All

Man nabbed for smuggling drugs at Lahore Airport

LAHORE: A man has been nabbed for trying to smuggle more than 6000 capsules filled with drugs at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday. Security guards nabbed Nazeer Khan, a resident of district Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for smuggling 6000

Senate meeting discuss ways to stop fruit smuggling

ISLAMABAD: The government is considering serious steps to stop fruit smuggling, adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Textile, Abdul Razak Dawood revealed in a Senate panel. According to sources, the adviser was speaking to the attendees of Senate Standing Committee