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At least five killed, 20 injured in explosion near Karachi's Maskan Chowrangi

Explosion on ground floor of building opposite KU gate

Web Desk 10:27 AM | 21 Oct, 2020
At least five killed, 20 injured in explosion near Karachi's Maskan Chowrangi
At least five killed, 20 injured in explosion near Karachi's Maskan Chowrangi
At least five killed, 20 injured in explosion near Karachi's Maskan Chowrangi
At least five killed, 20 injured in explosion near Karachi's Maskan Chowrangi
At least five killed, 20 injured in explosion near Karachi's Maskan Chowrangi
At least five killed, 20 injured in explosion near Karachi's Maskan Chowrangi
At least five killed, 20 injured in explosion near Karachi's Maskan Chowrangi
At least five killed, 20 injured in explosion near Karachi's Maskan Chowrangi

KARACHI – At least five people have been killed and over 15 injured in an explosion near Karachi's Maskan Chowrangi. Few injured were reportedly in critical condition.

Rescue, police, and Rangers teams arrived at the scene. The area is being cordoned off and the bomb disposal squad has been summoned. The police believe, however, it was a gas or cylinder explosion but have summoned the BDS as a precautionary measure as the sound of the explosion was very loud.

The explosion was reported on the ground floor of the four-story Allah Noor Apartments in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. The apartments are opposite the Karachi University gate.

There are fears that some people might be stuck beneath the rubble. The ground floor had a bank and businesses while residential apartments were located on top. Staff was already at the bank and rescue teams are working to pull people out from beneath the rubble.

One section of the apartment has collapsed. The intensity of the blast is being ascertained.

Injured people are being taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Some people were also injured when rubble from the building fell on them.

The windows of nearby apartments shattered due to the intensity of the branch.

The Mobina Town police station is very close to the blast site. Multiple small restaurants are also located in the area.

This is a developing story, more to follow.

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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)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.4 255.15
Euro EUR 274 276.6
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

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.

City Gold Silver
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

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