Malawi vice president killed in a plane crash

04:17 PM | 11 Jun, 2024
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In a tragic incident, Malawi's Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima and nine others were killed in a plane crash. The aircraft, which went missing on June 10, was found in a mountainous forest region in northern Malawi, confirmed by President Lazarus Chakwera in a televised address.

President Chakwera shared the grim news, stating that rescue teams discovered the wreckage with no survivors. The search for the plane had been ongoing since it disappeared from radar shortly after taking off from the capital city of Lilongwe, en route to Mzuzu.

Malawi Defense Force Commander Paul Valentino Phiri had previously indicated that the plane was suspected to have crashed in the dense forests of Chikangawa. The challenging terrain and heavy fog significantly hampered the rescue operations.

The ill-fated flight was carrying Vice President Chilima along with nine other individuals. The last known position of the plane, as recorded by telecommunications towers, was approximately 10 kilometers into the forest, guiding the focused search efforts in that area.

In response to the incident, President Chakwera cancelled his planned trip to the Bahamas and addressed the nation, expressing his deep sorrow and commitment to the search efforts. "I know this is a heartbreaking situation, but I assure you that every possible effort is being made to locate the aircraft and all the individuals on board," he stated.

The president also revealed that Malawi has sought assistance from neighboring countries, as well as the United States and the United Kingdom, to aid in the search and recovery mission.

This tragic event marks a significant loss for Malawi, as the country mourns the death of its Vice President and the others who perished in the crash.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

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

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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