Death toll rises to 31 in Quetta polling station suicide blast

10:57 AM | 25 Jul, 2018
Death toll rises to 31 in Quetta polling station suicide blast
QUETTA - At least 31 people, including five police officials, were martyred and scores injured in a suicide attack in the Bhosa Mandi area of the provincial capital on Wednesday.

The attack targetted the convoy of DIG Abdul Razzaq Cheema, who remained safe, near a polling station named Tameer-e-Nou on the Eastern Bypass. PB-31 and NA-266 fall in this constituency.

The injured persons have been shifted to different hospitals for medical treatment, while emergency has been declared in the hospitals. Health officials said that three policemen and two children are among the deceased persons.

Security forces have cordoned off the area to gather evidence, while investigations into the matter are underway.

Police confirmed that it was a suicide attack and the bomber wanted to cross into the polling stations for more damages.

The ISis has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack in Quetta, international media reported.


Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk condemned the terror attack and extended condolence to the families of the victims.

The Election Commission of Pakistan has condemned the terror attack in Quetta. It has also summoned a report from the provincial interim government on the incident.

Leaders of various political parties have condemned the suicide attack.

The blast took place on the day Pakistan is holding general elections for which the polling procedure has started, with over 1,2000 candidates vying for 270 national and 570 provincial assembly seats.

As many as 105.96 million people will be able to use their right to vote from 8 am till 6 pm without any formal break. Twenty-three percent of the total voters would be taking part in the exercise for the first time.


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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