17 dead as truck carrying pilgrims falls into ditch in Balochistan' Hub

09:25 AM | 11 Apr, 2024
17 dead as truck carrying pilgrims falls into ditch in Balochistan' Hub
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HUB - At least 17 people were killed and more than 25 injured after a truck carrying pilgrims fell into a ditch in Hub district of Balochistan.

Police said the pilgrims were en route to the Shah Noorani shrine in Khuzdar when the incident took place on Wednesday night.

The truck carrying over 70 pilgrims from Thatta city of Sindh fell after the driver lost control of the vehicle at a turn on the Shah Noorani road.

Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Sakro Wajid Ali said the driver of the truckhad been arrested. 

At least 15 out of the 17 deceased have been identified, healt officials told media.

Rescue officials said they received a call about the incident at 11pm, adding that the operation was completed in two hours.

Reports said 35 injured were brought to the Civil Hospital in Karachi.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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