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COAS Gen Qamar Bajwa visits injured of Parachinar blast, condoles with victims’ families

01:25 PM | 22 Jan, 2017
COAS Gen Qamar Bajwa visits injured of Parachinar blast, condoles with victims’ families
PARACHINAR: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Parachinar on Sunday, after the area was hit a deadly blast, claiming 25 lives and injuring over 65 on Saturday.

According to the ISPR, COAS General Qamar Bajwa also paid a visit to the injured of the blast at Agency Headquarters Hospital, in addition to condoling the families of the deceased.

Upon the arrival of the army chief, strict security measures were implemented. The COAS was also briefed about the current situation of the area.

Assistant Political Agent Shahid Ali Khan also confirmed that the political administration of the agency had arrested seven suspects during a search operation after the blast.

On Saturday, at least 25 people were killed while 65 others were left injured in a blast in Kurram Agency's Parachinar area.

According to reports, scores of people were gathered at Sabzi Mandi inside Eidgah market when the blast occurred at around 08.50 A.M.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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