India behind terrorism in Balochistan, says PM Imran after meeting Hazara victim families

05:47 PM | 9 Jan, 2021
India behind terrorism in Balochistan, says PM Imran after meeting Hazara victim families

QUETTA – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday expressing deep grief over brutal killing of Hazara community members said that India is staging terrorist activities in Balochistan.

He was talking to digital media journalist after a meeting with families of coal miners, who were killed in a targeted attack in Machh town on January 3 (Sunday).

The premier said that the government was taking measures to ensure protection of the community of genocide attempts.

He highlighted that some terrorist outfits have joined hands with Daesh, which is being supported by India.

Khan recalled that he had informed the cabinet about India’s nefarious designs to instigate sectarianism. He praised the security agencies of the country for averting the situation and foiling the nefarious designs of the neigbhouring country.

He visited Quetta on demand of Hazara community protesting the killing of their beloved one by blocking leading roads in the provinces.

Before his visit, the premier had said that he will meet the mourners once the bodies of the victims are buries. The killed coal miners were laid to rest earlier today.

PM Khan held a meeting with the victim families at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University where he extended his heartfelt condolences to all those who lost their loved ones in the tragic massacre.

Eleven coal miners were gunned down on Sunday after unidentified attackers abducting them before killing them in the southwestern Balochistan province.

The police officials said the miners were coming to work when armed militants kidnapped them and moved them to the nearby mountains.

Six were dead on the spot while the other five succumbed on the way to the hospital, police officials added.

The deceased were identified as Aziz Raza, Mohammad Nazim, Abdul Rahim, Anwar Ali, Sher Mohammad, Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Sadiq, Chaman Ali, Hussain Jan, Asif Ali, and Abdullah.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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