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Gas leak blast kills family of six in Quetta

09:49 AM | 7 Mar, 2023
Gas leak blast kills family of six in Quetta
Source: social media

QUETTA – A gas explosion in Balochistan’s capital killed a family of six, including women and children, and injured four others.

Local authorities told the media that the gas cylinder exploded in the wee hours on Tuesday in a house located near the Sarki Kalan area. The house was badly destroyed and six persons, including 2 women and four children were killed. The injured are said to be in critical condition.

The deceased are identified as Ibad Ullah 3-year-old, Misbah 7-year-old, Hammad 8-year-old, Tanzeela 7-year-old, Gul Zareen 28-year-old and 35-year-old Tahira Bibi.

Provincial Disaster Management Authority continued operation and moved bodies and injured to the hospital.

Temperatures in the country’s southwestern region drop at night, with most families relying on makeshift gas cylinders to stay warm because of the lack of gas access in several areas.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

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 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 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 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
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 207 209
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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