Who is Shari Baloch, woman suicide bomber who targeted Chinese citizens at Karachi University?

11:13 PM | 29 Apr, 2022
Who is Shari Baloch, woman suicide bomber who targeted Chinese citizens at Karachi University?
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KARACHI – The woman suicide bomber, who killed four people in Karachi this week, was a married science teacher, a mom with two kids and was pursuing a second master's degree.

Shari Baloch, 30, became the first woman suicide bomber of the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) when she blew herself up and killed four people, including three Chinese teachers at the Karachi University.

The married mother-of-two carried out the suicide attack outside the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi on Tuesday. She has been dominating the headlines, not only because of the nature of her deadly attack in Pakistan's largest city, but also due to her unusual profile for a suicide bomber.

Shari has been described in reports as highly-educated - possessing an MSc in Zoology and pursuing an MPhil in Education. Other reports listed slightly different but equally impressive qualifications.

She was reportedly working as a science teacher in a secondary school. Other reports said she was a primary school teacher.

She was married to a dentist, Habitan Bashir Baloch, and she had two children, a girl and a boy: Mahrosh (8) and Meer Hassan (4).

Habitan expressed pride over his late wife's actions, taking to Twitter to write: "Shari Jan, your selfless act has left me speechless but I am also beaming with pride today.

"Mahroch and Meer Hassan will grow into very proud humans thinking what a great woman their mother was. You will continue to remain an important part of our lives."

Shari hailed from Niazar Abad, in the Turbat district of Balochistan, Pakistan's poorest province and a decades-long hotbed of separatist insurgency.

The BLA said she had volunteered for the attack targeting China, whose investment projects in Balochistan the militant group opposes.

It is believed Shari may have volunteered for the attack in revenge for her father's "enforced" disappearance.

Abdul Waheed Qamber was reportedly picked up by Pakistani soldiers when Baloch was just a little girl. His whereabouts are said to remain unknown to this day.

She reportedly failed in her repeated legal efforts and even days-long hunger strikes to get her father - who she said had committed no crime - returned.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 23, 2023

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 September 23, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 292 295.15
Euro EUR 317 320
UK Pound Sterling GBP 372.5 376
U.A.E Dirham AED 81.5 82.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 78.55 79.3
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 781.13 789.13
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.22 40.62
Danish Krone DKK 42.35 42.75
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.92 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 951.03 960.03
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.23 176.23
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.72 770.72
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 217 219
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 325.12 327.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.31 8.46

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 23, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 215,800 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs185,020.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs170,068 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs198,365.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 23 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 215,800 PKR 2,565


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