At least five security personnel martyred, scores injured in Sibi blast

Blast occurred 15 minutes after President Arif Alvi's convoy passed from the area

04:46 PM | 8 Mar, 2022
At least five security personnel martyred, scores injured in Sibi blast
Source: File photo

QUETTA – Five Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred and more than 35 suffered injuries in a blast in Sibbi on Tuesday.

Reports in local media said a massive blast was heard around the Jail Road area of Sibi along with gunfire that left at least 5 security personnel dead.

The blast took place reportedly during President Arif Alvi's visit to the annual Sibi Mela. The targeted convoy was part of the security deployment surrounding the President's visit to the southwestern region. 

The injured persons were rushed to Civil Hospital Sibbi for treatment. An emergency has been declared at all government hospitals of Balochistan capital and the staff has been put on alert.

Some of the injured are said to be in critical condition. Officials have not revealed the nature of the blast however some reports suggest that it was a remote-controlled detonation.

Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo condemned the incident and ordered to provide the best possible medical treatment to those injured in the explosion. He termed the terror attack as an attempt to sabotage the annual festival and overall peace in the province.

The incident occurred days after the Peshawar mosque bombing that killed 62 worshippers and nearly 200 were injured. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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