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

Haider Ali 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.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430


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