ISLAMABAD – The international community has condemned the suicide blast in a mosque near Police Lines in Peshawar that left more than 30 people dead and 147 injured.
The blast occurred when worshippers gathered in mosque to offer Zuhar prayers earlier in the day. The blast was powerful enough that a part of the worship place caved in, stranding several people under the rubble.
Bodies and injured persons have been shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital. The militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The US Mission to Pakistan has extended its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the horrific attack at a Police Lines mosque in Peshawar. “The United States stands with Pakistan in condemning all forms of terrorism,” the embassy said in a tweet.
The U.S. Mission to Pakistan extends its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the horrific attack at a Police Lines mosque in Peshawar on January 30. The United States stands with Pakistan in condemning all forms of terrorism.— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) January 30, 2023
Iran also strongly condemned the heinous attack in the mosque. The embassy of the neighbouring country “also extends condolences to the government & people of #Pakistan,” adding: “May God bless the soul of the martyrs. Also prayer for the recovery of the injured”.
Embassy of Iran strongly condemns the heinous #terrorist_attack in a mosque in #Peshawar's police lines area. It also extends condolences to the government & people of #Pakistan. May God bless the soul of the martyrs. Also prayer for the recovery of the injured. pic.twitter.com/fpX6ywmqti— Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran- Islamabad (@IraninIslamabad) January 30, 2023
The British High Commission in Pakistan also extended prayers for the victims of the Peshawar blast.
The attack comes as Pakistan has been facing a new wave of terrorism since the banned TTP withdrew from the ceasefire agreement with the government in November last.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.
On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.
Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||361.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.63||36.98|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.
On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.
In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Karachi||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Quetta||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Attock||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Multan||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,696|