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Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine blast death toll soars to 90

07:24 PM | 16 Feb, 2017
Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine blast death toll soars to 90
JAMSHORO - The death toll from a massive blast at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan Sharif soared to 90 as more victims succumbed to injuries here on Friday.

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.

News In-Brief

  • At least 80 dead and 250 injured

  • Explosion at the spot of dhamaal after evening prayers

  • Injured being shifted to Liaquat Medical Complex Jamshoro and the sub-district hospital.

  • Shrine located in Jamshoro district

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.

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.

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...


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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