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Passengers suffer on Islamabad-bound flight as air conditioning system malfunctions

10:55 PM | 7 Apr, 2023
Passengers suffer on Islamabad-bound flight as air conditioning system malfunctions

KARACHI - Passengers on a private airline suffered heavily when a glitch disrupted the air conditioning system of one of its aircraft here on Friday.

The airline was about to take off for Islamabad from Karachi at 12.00 when the pilot came to know of a glitch. 

According to sources close to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the technical issue erupted in the engine of the plane when the pilot was taxiing on the runway. It was initially identified that during the push back, the engine could not be started.

The technical issue also disrupted the air conditioning system leaving as many as 160 passengers with no option than to suffer; the flight was delayed owing to the tech outage.

The ordeal of the travelers was intensified due to the fact that dozens of passengers were fasting and the weather of the city left them high and dry; the airline has yet to issue any statement though it has launched investigations into the incident.

Hundreds of passengers move daily between Karachi, the economic hub of Pakistan and provincial capital of Sindh and Islamabad, the federal capital housing government offices and ministries. The passengers mainly include businessmen, government officials, celebrities and others from different walks of life who prefer air travel over other modes of transportation as the former is convenient and swift though a bit expensive.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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