Fire breaks out at Lahore airport lounge delays first two Hajj flights

09:05 AM | 9 May, 2024
Fire breaks out at Lahore airport lounge delays first two Hajj flights

LAHORE – An immigration counter at Lahore's Jinnah International Airport caught fire on Thursday, but no person was hurt in the unfortunate incident. 

Several international flights, including first two Hajj flights, were delayed due to fire incident that occurred in the lounge area of the key airport. 

The inferno, which started at the immigration counter sealing, was doused, and there were no reports of casualties. Smoke filled the lounge soon after the fire and it prompted evacuation of passengers. 

Airport officials have formed a team to look into the cause of the fire, which significantly affected the immigration counter.

At least six flights, including Qatar Airways flight QR 629, were cancelled and people looking to depart faced trouble. Amid the haphazard situation, incoming flights were not diverted, but there were concerns about the immigration process at the arrival desk.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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