Pakistan PM, world leaders saddened by tragic plane crash in Nepal

Web Desk 10:03 PM | 15 Jan, 2023
Pakistan PM, world leaders saddened by tragic plane crash in Nepal

ISLAMABAD/Kathmandu – Pakistan, and other nations on Sunday extended their heartiest condolences to the victims of the Nepal plane crash that killed 68 passengers and was said to be the most deadly air crash in 30 years in the history of the South Asian country.

Latest reports in international media quoting local sources claimed that death toll has soared to 68 as the Yeti Airlines passenger jet crashed near central Nepal.

Nepal’s PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal said he was saddened by the tragic accident, while the incident garnered reactions from world leaders including Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif who offered profound condolences over the loss of precious lives in the unfortunate incident.

In a statement, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said “in this difficult and sad time, our sympathies and prayers are with the government, the people of Nepal, and the affected families.”

Sharif also prayed to the Almighty to grant the bereaved families courage to endure this trauma with patience and perseverance.

Pakistan President Arif Alvi expressed his deepest condolences over the sad loss of precious lives stating that his thoughts and prayers are with the affected families and grieving people of Nepal.

World leaders mourn the tragic incident

As almost all the people on board died in a tragic crash, international leaders mourned the incident.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his condolences. The BJP leader said that he was pained by the tragic air crash in which precious lives were lost.

In this hour of grief, my thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families, Modi wrote in a tweet.

Russian President Vladimir Putin also sent condolences to his Nepalese counterpart.

In a statement, Putin said consoles the tragic crash of the passenger plane near the town of Pokhara. "Please convey words of sincere sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims of this terrible plane crash," he said in a statement issued by Kremlin official website.

Chinese Ambassador Chen Song too expressed condolences to the victims and the bereaved families.

In a tweet, he said “Shocked to learn that a Yeti Airlines aircraft crashed in Pokhara, resulting in heavy casualties. At this difficult time, our thoughts are with Nepali people.”

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 22, 2023

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 March 22, 2023 (Wednesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.5 348
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.4 76.2
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.75 757.76
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.5 209.7
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.59 40.99
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.9 36.25
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 919.58 928.58
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.66
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.61
Omani Riyal OMR 732.14 740.14
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.42 78.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 304.1 306.6
Thai Bhat THB 8.26 8.41

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 22 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,400 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,500.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Karachi PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Islamabad PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Peshawar PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Quetta PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Sialkot PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Attock PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Gujranwala PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Jehlum PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Multan PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Bahawalpur PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Gujrat PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Nawabshah PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Chakwal PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Hyderabad PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Nowshehra PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Sargodha PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Faisalabad PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375
Mirpur PKR 202,400 PKR 2,375


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