At least 12 die as heavy rains, stormy winds wreak havoc across country

11:35 AM | 16 Apr, 2019
At least 12 die as heavy rains, stormy winds wreak havoc across country
LAHORE - At least 12 people were killed and other dozens got injured after heavy rains and gusty winds hit different parts of the country on Monday night.

According to details, one person was killed in Shadbagh area of Lahore after the wall of a house collapsed due to heavy rain. Rain-related incidents also injured at least 16 people in the city. Parts of the city were also plunged into darkness after more than 150 feeders tripped, disrupting power supply due to rain.

In Khanewal, at least four people were killed while three labourers died in Hasilpur in roofs and wall collapse incident. A man was electrocuted in Dunyapur when an electricity cable fell due to gusty winds.

More than a dozen were injured in Multan, Shujabad, Manchanabad and Faisalabad in rain-related incidents. According to FESCO, more than 110 feeders tripped in Faisalabad due to heavy rains and storm.

According to media reports, about three people were killed when a house collapsed in Chital due to a landslide caused due to heavy rain.

The Khanewal district witnessed heavy hailstorms which damaged many valuables. The hailstorm also damaged wheat and other crops across the district.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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