Pakistan bans entry to three other tourism destinations as Met office forecasts heavy snowfall

01:22 PM | 9 Jan, 2022
Pakistan bans entry to three other tourism destinations as Met office forecasts heavy snowfall

ISLAMABAD – As 23 people frozen to death after heavy snow in hill town of Murree, the authorities imposed a temporary ban on the entry of tourists in Shogran, Naran and Kaghan amid snowfall forecast by the Pakistan Meteorological Department.

Reports in local media said Deputy Commissioner Mansehra, has closed Tehsil Balakot, Naran, Kaghan, and Shogran for all kind of traffic in wake of the harsh weather conditions.

As per the latest updates, more than 2.5 feet of snowfall have been recorded in Shogran and the valley has been already overly crowded. The notification also added that the movement from Balakot upward would be injurious for people.

Meanwhile, a red alert has been issued over possible flooding caused by rain forecast in the federal capital this week.

The development comes a day after hundreds of vehicles trapped on the road away from the resort in blizzard-like conditions. At least 23 people froze to death after they were stranded in their cars during a snowstorm in Murree Friday night.

Murree, 28 miles (45km) north of the capital of Islamabad, is visited by more than a million people annually. Roads into the city are often blocked by snow in winter.

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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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