Bulgarian climber dies during K2 expedition in Pakistan

09:20 PM | 5 Feb, 2021
Bulgarian climber dies during K2 expedition in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A Bulgarian mountaineer died after fell off his safety rope during an expedition on K2 in Pakistan, said his team on Friday.

Seven Summit Treks — a trekking company leading the expedition — said Atanas Skatov fell when he was trying to descend to basecamp 3 of the world’s second highest peak.

"[It] seems some errors occurred and he fell down. We had fixed the mountain with new ropes" which were not broken, the trekking company said in a statement.

Pakistan has expressed heartfelt condolence on the death of the climber.

Foreign Office spokesperson in a tweet said, “Our heartfelt condolences to the Govt. of #Bulgaria & the family and friends of Atlantas Georgie Skatov, who died today during #K2 expedition. Admiring his courage, our thoughts and prayers are with his family”.

Skatov is the second climber to die on K2's slopes this season in weeks after a Spanish mountaineer fell to his death last month.

Pakistan Army has found his body and shifted to Skardu through helicopter.  

Skatov's death comes just weeks after a team of Nepali climbers made history by summiting K2 for the first time in winter season.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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