Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine blast death toll soars to 90

Mahmood Idrees 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...


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)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 267.53 268.18
Euro EUR 290.22 290.82
UK Pound Sterling GBP 330.48 331.18
U.A.E Dirham AED 72.78 73.08
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.23 71.53
Australian Dollar AUD 190 193
Bahrain Dinar BHD 702.68 710.68
Canadian Dollar CAD 201.75 205
China Yuan CNY 39.15 39.55
Danish Krone DKK 38.6 39
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 33.72 34.07
Indian Rupee INR 3.24 3.35
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 865.31 874.31
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.24 62.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.35 173.35
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.06
Omani Riyal OMR 686.49 694.49
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 72.58 73.28
Singapore Dollar SGD 201.2 203.2
Swedish Korona SEK 25.45 25.75
Swiss Franc CHF 286.19 288.69
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

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.

City Gold Silver
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


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