A stampede followed the blast in the premises of the shrine where a large number of devotee, including women and children, were present.
Rescuers shifted the bodies and injured to nearby hospitals and as per multiple reports as many as 273 were left injured. At least 73 wounded are still in the hospitals, DG Health told media here on Friday.
Contingents of police have reached the shrine that is situated slightly off the Super Highway in Sindh province. Hundreds of people gather at the Sufi saint's shrine every Thursday for religious rituals.
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah directed the senior civil and police officials of the district to reach the shrine. An emergency has been declared in the hospitals of the area.
Sehwan in Jamshoro is the constituency of Sindh CM.
According to the police, it was a suicide attack.
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed the army command in the province to provide assistance to the civil administration in rescue activities and treatment of the injured in CMH Hyderabad.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 16, 2017
Condemnations are following the terror attack, with politicians expressing their grief over the loss of precious lives and injuries to others.
Shocked and saddened by condemnable terrorist attack inside Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar targeting innocent ppl incl women & children.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 16, 2017
Earlier on Thursday, three soldiers embraced martyrdom after a improvised explosive device (IED) went off when a convoy of Pakistan Army was passing from Awaran area of Balochistan.
During this week, Pakistan has witnessed a series of terror attacks in Lahore, Peshawar and other parts of the country.
On Monday, a suicide bomber struck Lahore's Mall Road near Charing Cross where a protest was underway, killing 16 people and injuring more than 80 others. Jamaat-ul Ahrar, a splinter group of the banned TTP, claimed responsibility for the blast.
Two days after the Lahore hit, the same terrorist outfit targetted a judges' convoy near Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, killing one person and injuring 18 others.
Last year, on November 12, at least 62 people were killed and 102 were injured injured after a bomb went off in the crowded Shah Noorani Shrine in Hub town of Balochistan’s Lasbela district. The militant organisation, Islamic State (IS), claimed responsibility for the attack, according to international news agencies.
This is a developing story. More updates to follow...
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 February 1, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||330.48||331.18|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||33.72||34.07|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||171.35||173.35|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs202,000 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.
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 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Karachi||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Islamabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Peshawar||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Quetta||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Sialkot||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Attock||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Gujranwala||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Jehlum||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Multan||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Gujrat||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Nawabshah||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Chakwal||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Hyderabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Nowshehra||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Sargodha||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Faisalabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Mirpur||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|