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.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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