AIG Ashraf Noor among two martyred in Peshawar suicide blast

09:26 AM | 24 Nov, 2017
AIG Ashraf Noor among two martyred in Peshawar suicide blast
PESHAWAR - At least two police official, including Additional Inspector General Headquarters Ashraf Noor were martyred in a suicide blast in Hayatabad area of Peshawar Friday morning.

As per the details, the police officer was going to office from his house when a bike-riding suicide bomber detonated himself near his vehicle. The vehicle caught fire following the blast.

In the attack, the senior police officer and his gunman named Habibullah embraced martyrdom, while six others injured.

A heavy contingent of security forces have cordoned off the area and launched investigation to trace the terrorists.  Initial investigation revealed that around 15 to 20 kilogrammes of explosives were used in the blast.

Rescue teams have shifted the injured to the Hayatabad Medical Complex for treatment.

Later, Peshawar CCPO Tahir Khan confirmed the blast was suicide in which AIG Noor was martyred.

No group has claimed the responsibility of the blast yet.

AIG Noor was born in Gilgit Baltistan in 1963. He joined the police force in 1989 and was promoted to this position earlier this year. The BS-21 grade officer was set to retire in 2023. Before holding the position of AIG HQ, Noor was AIG Elite Force Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In the past, terrorists have been targeted the Peshawar due to its front line status during the ongoing war on terror. As the armed forces boosted the efforts to curb terrorism, around 70 percent decreased was observed in the attacks over past year.

Earlier this year, Pakistan Army had launched countrywide military operation - 'Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad', or ‘Elimination of evils’ - days after a series of deadly militant attacks killed more than 115 people across Pakistan in just over a week, including civilians, policemen and soldiers.


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan expressed grief over the martyrdom of the AIG KP.

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and others have expressed condolence over the demise of the AIG and condemned the terrorist attack.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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