PESHAWAR – A Frontier Constabulary (FC) official was martyred while six others, including three civilians, were injured in a blast near Prime Hospital Complex on Peshawar’s Warsak Road on Monday.
The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said an improvised explosive device (IED) was used in the attack, adding that the martyred has been identified Lance Naik Abdur Rehman (age 29 years, resident of District Bannu).
This cowardly terrorist act also resulted in injury of three innocent civilians.
“Sanitization of the area is being carried out in the area to eliminate the terrorists and their facilitators. Security Forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers as well as valiant civilian brethren, further strengthen our resolve,” the military’s media wing said.
Earlier, local cops told media that an improvised explosive device (IED) blast occurred in close proximity to a vehicle belonging to the Frontier Corps (FC), resulting in killing of FC official and injuring 8 others including two civilians.
The incident comes a day after caretaker Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti downplayed the increase in militancy in the country, saying there was no need for alarm.
His statement came amid reports of almost daily skirmishes between the security forces and terrorists – the most recent being the infiltration attempt in Chitral in which over a dozen attackers were killed while several troops embraced martyrdom.
Last week, a convoy of security forces narrowly escaped a suicide attack on Miramshah road in Bannu.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|