SRINAGAR – At least seven border police personnel died, and more than 32 suffered injuries as the vehicle skidded down and fell into a river in Anantnag district of Indian occupied Kashmir.
Reports in international media suggests that the incident occurred due to brake failure. 41 security forces personnel including 39 from Indo-Tibetan Border Police and two from Kashmir Police, was on its way from Chandanwari to Pahalgam when the incident took place.
Meanwhile, injured people were rushed to the a military hospital in the Srinagar, local police said in a tweet.
The deceased include forces personnel who had been deployed to protect a Hindu pilgrimage.
In the horrific picrures on social media, remains of the bus in a gorge csn be seen while personnel carried out rescue work.
#BreakingNews— DEFENDERS OF BHARAT (@BharatDefenders) August 16, 2022
ITBP Bus plunges into river in #JammuAndKashmir
2 J&K cops , 37 #ITBP jawans were on bored .
several feared dead #Anantnag #Chandanwari : Indian Army
New Delhi deployed thousands paramilitary troops into its section of occupied Kashmir in recent times which is already one of the world's most militarized zones.
Despite the heavy military deployment, the region has the world’s deadliest roads, with many accidents in recent times.Most accidents are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles.
Pakistani rupee witnessed upward trajectort against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
On Wednesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.7 for buying and 286.75 for selling.
Euro remained stable at 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate increased to 361 for buying, and 364 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.6 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||361||364|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.49||36.84|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
KARACHI – Gold prices in the local market continue to decline in line with the international market.
On Wednesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,100.
Each tola for 24 karat is Rs216,700, 22 Karat is Rs198,640, and 21 karat rate per tola is Rs189,613 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,525.00 for single tola.
In the global market, the precious metal moved down, and hovers around $2023 per ounce after drop of around $10.
|Lahore||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Karachi||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Islamabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Peshawar||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Quetta||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Sialkot||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Attock||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Gujranwala||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Jehlum||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Multan||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Gujrat||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Nawabshah||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Chakwal||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Hyderabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Nowshehra||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Sargodha||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Faisalabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Mirpur||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|