1,040 people killed in Balochistan since 2014, Senate Committee informed

02:15 PM | 31 Aug, 2016
1,040 people killed in Balochistan since 2014, Senate Committee informed
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - As many as 1,040 people have been killed in Balochistan in the last two years, the Balochistan Police officials said on Wednesday.

Briefing the Senate Committee on Human Rights on the law and order situation of Balochistan, the police informed the meeting that during the year 2014-15 545 people were killed in different incidents while in 2015-16 495 people have been killed so far.

About the Quetta Civil Hospital blast, the police said that as many as 77 people were killed in the incident. The body parts of the suicide bomber were recovered from the site, however, an identity of the attacker could not be established, they added.

During the meeting, Committee Chairperson Senatro Nasreen Jalil said that the figures presented by the police officials were incomplete as most of the areas of Balochistan were not even controlled by the Balochistan Police.

Other members also expressed serious concerns towards the situation of law and order in Balochistan, drawing special attention to the recent terrorist attacks in Quetta which claimed over a hundred lives.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 14 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 14, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25  303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
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 3.33 3.43
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 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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