Mysterious stench across Karachi puzzles public

11:40 AM | 1 Jun, 2017
Mysterious stench across Karachi puzzles public
KARACHI - A mysterious smell engulfed scattered parts of Karachi Wednesday night which left many citizens baffled as to what happened in the metropolis.

The smell, rare of its kind, became the talk of the town among residents on social media.

Some made sarcastic comments about the mysterious stench.

However, a Facebook page, titled Weather Updates PK, stated that the smell stemmed from a change in wind direction, but still did not explain its root cause.

"Its due to easterly wind shift the Somalian currents are very strong over Arabian sea and due to the Presence of LLC OFF COAST KARACHI , the shift has reached towards upper air levels hence the weird sea like smell," wrote the page.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) when contacted by Dawn responded that there was nothing related to shifting wind or weather.

"The smell is likely related to the environment," an official at the MET department said, adding that he himself could not smell anything.

The writer is a civil servant.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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