Eight people from Hazara community, an FC official, two children are among the dead, DIG Quetta Abdul Razaq Cheema confirmed to the media. Nearly fifty others were injured, including four FC troops, were also among the injured and were undergoing treatment, he added.
The blast, which ripped through Quetta’s Hazarganji sabzi mandi at around 7:35am, was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) that had been hidden inside a potato sack in the market, the city police chief revealed.
Hundreds of people were present at the site of the blast, which caused severe damage to the buildings nearby.
Security forces have cordoned off the site of the blast.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, Interior Minister Shehryar Afridi, and Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan condemned the attack and expressed solidarity with the victims.
Deploring the loss of precious lives in the despicable incident, the premier directed the provincial authorities to provide best possible medical treatment to the injured.
The PM has also sought inquiry report into the incident.
Balochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai also condemned the attack and urged the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to increase security and arrest the terrorist elements.
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 January 26, 2023 (Thursday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||311||314|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||29.52||29.87|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||148.33||149.53|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs190,900 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs163,670.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Karachi||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Islamabad||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Peshawar||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Quetta||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Sialkot||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Attock||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Gujranwala||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Jehlum||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Multan||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Gujrat||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Nawabshah||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Chakwal||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Hyderabad||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Nowshehra||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Sargodha||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Faisalabad||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|
|Mirpur||PKR 190,900||PKR 2,100|