LAHORE – More than two dozen people, including women and children, suffered injuries on Tuesday morning in a chain collision involving several vehicles on the motorway near Sheikhupura interchange in wake of low visibility caused by dense fog.
The vehicles which also include passenger coaches piled up on the M-2 motorway at Kala Shah Kaku and Qila Sattar Shah Towns district.
National Highways and Motorways Police officials said more than two dozen vehicles were involved in the pile-up near Sheikhupura when they were coming from Islamabad to Lahore.
The accidents occurred due to poor visibility as dense fog blanketed the region while all kinds of traffic were stopped from entering the motorways following the pileup, the officials said.
In the exclusive video of Daily Pakistan, several damaged vehicles can be seen and people standing helplessly around them.
Some of the vehicles got completely damaged in wake of the massive crash after they turned turtle while applying emergency brakes and struck into the road’s divider.
Meanwhile, officials stated the poor weather condition caused by smog is the key reason for the accident whereas the injured passengers slammed the NH&MP for not issuing alerts despite being aware of zero visibility.
As rescue officials rushed to the spot, some of the injured were referred to medical facilities in Lahore. The motorway police however claimed that none of the injured was said to be critical.
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 January 27, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 07:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||311||314|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||29.52||29.87|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||148.33||149.53|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs197,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs168,000.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Karachi||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Islamabad||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Peshawar||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Quetta||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Sialkot||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Attock||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Gujranwala||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Jehlum||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Multan||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Gujrat||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Nawabshah||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Chakwal||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Hyderabad||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Nowshehra||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Sargodha||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Faisalabad||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|
|Mirpur||PKR 197,900||PKR 2,100|