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Five of a family killed in Peshawar hotel explosion

08:48 AM | 11 May, 2018
Five of a family killed in Peshawar hotel explosion
PESHAWAR -An explosion ripped through a local hotel, leaving five people dead and two injured in wee hours of Friday, local media reported.

The blast occurred at the fourth floor in Room No 408 of the Hotel Afandi located in Bilal Town area of the city. A family, comprising a man named Kamran, his wife, three children and two of his nephews, had come from Hangu for medical treatment of a patient and staying in the hotel, police said.

In the explosion, Kamran and his family died while his brother’s sons received burn injuries. The injured have been shifted to Rawalpindi in critical condition.

Following the blast, security officials along with bomb disposal squad reached the site and covered the area.

According to Addition Inspector General Shafqat, it was a cylinder blast and no any explosive material was found during the search. He suspected that the cylinder blew up when it was turned on for cooking something.



Hotel damaged as fire that erupted following the blast engulfed other floors of the building, the police official said, adding that vehicles parked near the hotel also spoiled during the incident.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

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 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 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 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
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 207.1 209.1
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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