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Orange Line metro driver stops train midway ‘to fly a kite’

04:32 PM | 13 Apr, 2024
Orange Line metro driver stops train midway ‘to fly a kite’
Source: Social media

LAHORE – A driver of Lahore’s Orange Line Metro train has been spotted flying a kite on the bridge after stopping the train midway.

A social media user, who goes by name of Chaudhry Tariq Shabbir, shared the video of the hilarious incident on Facebook, captioning the post as: “Its Pakistan Jani. Orange train driver stropped train for kite”.

The video was filmed from the roof of a house near the metro train bridge as it showed the driver in his uniform and flying the kite while the train can be seen stopped on the track.

It appears that the driver stopped the train to remove the kite stuck on the track. However, there is no official word from the relevant authority so far. 

It comes amid a drive by Punjab government against kite-flying, following the death of a man in Faisalabad due to kite string. 

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has issues strict instruction to the police for curbing the illegal activity in order to save precious lives. 

The Orange Line starts from Ali Town on Raiwind Road and terminates at Dera Gujran. The alignment follows the Multan Road corridor from Thokar Niaz Baig up to Chauburji, then via Lake Road, Mcleod Road, Nicholson Road to the main Railway Crossing to reach G.T. Road and follows G.T. Road till interchange of Lahore Ring Road. 

The total length of the mass transit system stands at 27.1 km with total elevated section is 25.4 kilometers long.

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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 28, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro stands at 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal increased to 73.45.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.25
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.03 748.03
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.42 38.82
Danish Krone DKK 40.44 40.84
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.62 35.97
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 904.07 913.07
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.05 59.65
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.6 7.75

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