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Panic as another strong earthquake shakes Afghanistan

11:29 AM | 11 Oct, 2023
Panic as another strong earthquake shakes Afghanistan
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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Afghanistan on Wednesday, days after devastating tremors that killed nearly 2,500 people.

Local media reported that the latest earthquake hit the same region of Afghanistan around 5:10 local time (00:40 GMT). The area is Herat, the capital of Herat province, where officials said there had been massive losses in districts near areas.

Initial information coming from officials confirmed scores of injuries while a landslide has  blocked the main Herat-Torghundi highway.

Pakistan's neighboring country has particularly high seismic activity, especially in the Hindu Kush region, which lies near the junction of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates.

It comes a week after Frank Hoogerbeets, a Dutch scientist and seismologist predicted the possibility of a significant earthquake occurring in Pakistan-Afghanistan. 

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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