Chile’s former billionaire president Sebastián Piñera dies in helicopter crash

10:54 AM | 7 Feb, 2024
Chile’s former billionaire president Sebastián Piñera dies in helicopter crash

SANTIAGO – Chile’s former president Sebastián Piñera has died in a helicopter crash in the famous vacation point Lago Ranco of the South American country.

Reports in international media said three passengers aboard the ill-fated chopper survived when it came down in a lake on Tuesday. The 74-year-old billionaire politician used to fly his own helicopter but there was no confirmation for the recent crash.

Chile’s authorities said it is with deep regret that former premier Pinera passed away tragically some 920km south of Santiago. His remains were retrieved by navy after crash in a region where he used to spend some time with his family every year.

Following the announcement, Chile announced three days of mourning and a state funeral while tributes are being paid.

Piñera holds a legacy as he was the first conservative president of South American nation after the end of military rule. He served as president from 2010 to 2014 and from 2018 to 2022.

He was known for his pro-business measures that boosted economic growth but later sparked protests over controversies. Piñera's efforts are still remembered in building national consensus as country of 20 million remember him as a seasoned politician and committed democrat.

His two stints marked a significant shift in Chilean politics, bringing the conservative movement to power for the first time after military rule. He navigated the country through several crises including Covid pandemic.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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