CM Sindh makes this SHOCKING revelation about Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine blast

12:51 PM | 6 Mar, 2017
CM Sindh makes this SHOCKING revelation about Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine blast
KARACHI - On Monday Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah made the shocking disclosure that a 'VVIP' had taken police personnel along with him about half an hour before the blast at Lal Shehbaz Qalandar shrine.

Briefing the house regarding the tragedy that claimed over 80 lives, Murad did not name the individual, but confirmed that the VVIP in question was a non-political personality.

Murad said they did not have any 'specific' security threat for Sehwan although the provincial authorities should have been extra-vigilant especially after the blast at Shah Noorani shrine that claimed 52 lives.

The chief executive confirmed that the surveillance though CCTV cameras was hampered by load shedding for which he was not responsible.

He claimed that the suicide bomber behind the blast was identified despite the low resolution of cameras being energised through generators.

The lawmaker said that as many as 500 people were affected after the blast admitting that the availability of 500 ambulances in Sehwan area was not possible. He maintained that 8 ambulances were available in the area and they all reached the blast site within 15 minutes of the attack.

"I can't have a thousand-bed hospital in Sehwan. We do not have the resources, but whatever resources were available they were mobilised," he told the house.

Murad confirmed that 81 people were killed in the attack, of which 46 were men, 10 women and 25 children under the age of 15 whereas only three people remain unidentified.

The writer is a civil servant.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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