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Saad Rafique visits victims of Lodhran train crash, gives 48-hour deadline to probe incident

12:34 PM | 7 Jan, 2017
Saad Rafique visits victims of Lodhran train crash, gives 48-hour deadline to probe incident
BAHAWALPUR – Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique announced a timeframe of 48 hours time to investigate the Lodhran train accident that killed 9 people including eight children.

The minister visited Victoria Hospital and met the victims of train crash where he promised justice to victim families. He announced Rs 1.5 million for the families of the killed persons and Rs 300,000 for the injured.

He further stated that the suspects, including two gatekeepers, two drivers and one assistant driver have been arrested, while investigation is underway. He added that the signal was functional and the incident happened due to negligence of gatekeepers. The local police and Railways police will investigate the matter.

The Pakistan Railways was neglected during last 60 years, Rafique said, adding, “We improved the system by utilising all available resources."

As many as 8 people including five school-going children were killed when a train rammed into motorcycle rickshaw at Lodhran railway crossing here on Friday.

According to reports, the incident took place at Jalal Pur Pir Wala crossing when the Hazara Express rammed into motorcycle rickshaw.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 23 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 April 2024

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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