Facebook reunites Pakistani earthquake victim with family after 11 years

01:43 PM | 9 Oct, 2016
Facebook reunites Pakistani earthquake victim with family after 11 years
MARDAN (Web Desk) - While social media is being slammed for its hazards, a 23-year-old boy Nazakat has reunited with his missing family through social media on the occasion of 11th anniversary of October 8 earthquake.

According to the details, Nazakat got separated from his family after the deadly October 8 earthquake hit northern parts of Pakistan.

The critically injured Nazakat was shifted to a hospital in UAE for proper care and when he returned, he was adopted by a couple in Gujrat.


Meanwhile his father, Maroof Awan kept searching for his son. His pain intensified as he was unable to find any trace of his son. He had kept a newspaper bearing photo of his injured son but his efforts went in vain.

Recently, the sister of Nazakt came across a facebook post stating about a 23-year-old boy who got lost after the 2005 earthquake. The sister of Nazakat fortunately identified his brother and ecstatically told the family about the news.

The parents of Nazakat rushed to Gujarat and recognised that he was their own Nazakat, BBC News reported.

The elated Nazakat's mother claimed that 21 members of her family lost their lives during the quake that jolted the country.

She vowed: "Blood doesn't need a sign"

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 July 2024

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

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moved up to 301.75 and selling rate is 303.85.

British Pound rate is 356 for buying, and 360.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.65 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.90.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279 280.75
Euro EUR 301.75 303.85
UK Pound Sterling GBP 356 360.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.65 77.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.90 74.63
Australian Dollar AUD 184.95 186.75
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.65 205.65
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.4 204.4
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.55 7.7


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