Pakistan Navy saves crew members of sinking Indian vessel near Gwadar

Web Desk 10:29 PM | 11 Aug, 2022
Pakistan Navy saves crew members of sinking Indian vessel near Gwadar
Source: Director General Public Relations - Navy (Facebook)

KARACHI – Despite the sharp plunge in India-Pakistan relations, Pakistan Navy saved nine crew members of an Indian vessel after it drowned in the Arabian Sea near Gwadar.

A statement issued by Director-General Public Relations Navy, Pakistan Maritime Information Centre received a distress call on August 9 as an Indian sailing vessel Jamna Sagar sunk with 10 crew members onboard.

Following the call, Pakistan naval forces responded and the merchant ship "MT KRUIBEKE" provided necessary assistance to the stranded crew of the drowning sailing vessel.

Navy spokesperson said the merchant ship eventually recovered nine crew members and continued voyage to its next port Dubai and onward disembarked the crew.

Pakistan Navy Ship, along with two helicopters, also rushed to the area and located the dead body of one crew member who was earlier missing at the time of the drowning of sailing vessel.

The incident is not the first of its kind as previously twelve Indian fishermen aboard the ST Mars boat were rescued by the Pakistani Navy. In addition to protecting the borders, Pakistan Navy has always been at the forefront of relief and rescue operations.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 6, 2023 (Monday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 275.15 278.15
Euro EUR 299 302
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335 338
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 192 194
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.72
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan decreased by Rs200 per tola to reach Rs204,300 on Monday after the yellow metal market witnessed mostly bullish trend last week.

As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold increased by Rs172 to settle at Rs175,154.

On Friday, the South Asian country registered Rs4,000 per tola decrease.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an increase of $5 to reach $1,870 per ounce.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market remained unchanged at Rs2,250 per tola and Rs1,929 per 10 grams, respectively.


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