Indian plane makes emergency landing in Pakistan

10:21 AM | 6 Dec, 2023
Indian plane makes emergency landing in Pakistan
Source: File Photo

A commercial flight belonging to a private Indian airline makes an emergency landing at Karachi Airport on late Tuesday.

Reports in local media quoting Civil Aviation Authority said a Dubai bound plane of Indian airline SpiceJet had to make an emergency landing in Pakistan's largest city Karachi after a passenger's health deteriorated.

It said the plane departed at 8:38pm from Ahmedabad to Dubai but soon after departure, a 27-year-citizen Dhruv Dharimesh Kumar became unconscious due to low sugar levels, and the pilot decided to land in Pakistan as jet was flying near Karachi over Arabian Sea.

The captain of the airline approached Karachi Air Traffic Control and after getting permission, the plane landed. It was followed by team of doctors attending the passenger.

Aviation medics provided medical assistance to the passenger and as the man's health stabilised, the airline was refueled, and departed from Karachi for Dubai around 11pm on Tuesday.

This is second Indian airline to make emergency landing in Pakistan in couple of weeks as there are no direct flights between Pakistan, and India.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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