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KP IGP claims breakthrough in Peshawar suicide bombing

11:49 AM | 2 Feb, 2023
KP IGP claims breakthrough in Peshawar suicide bombing
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ISLAMABAD – IGP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Moazzam Jah Ansari on Thursday claimed a breakthrough in the ongoing investigation, saying the suicide bomber and other suspects and the network has been identified.

Addressing a presser in the provincial capital, the police chief said law enforcement agencies were closing in on the network behind the ghastly attack that killed over 100 people mostly policemen earlier this week.

Sharing details about the case, IGP said the suicide bomber donning a police uniform entered the police lines mosque, saying the cops deployed at the entrance did not check the bomber due to his appearance.

He claimed tracing the bomber using CCTV footage of his movement from Khyber Road to the Police Lines. IGP mentioned finding ball bearings used in a suicide jacket from the blast site.

The top cop also ruled out rumors of drone attack, and IED explosion. He added the authorities were cautiously proceeding with their investigations while promising to bring the people behind the attack to justice.

The development comes as top police officials formed two joint investigation teams to probe the attack. Officials also admitted to security lapse which resulted in the ghastly attack.

Initial reports claimed that more than 10kgs of explosives were used in the attack that jolted the nearby buildings as well.

The death toll rose to 101 as scores of injured are receiving treatment at state-run medical facilities across the province, of which eight are in critical condition, reports suggest.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

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 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 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 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
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 207 209
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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