The incident happened at around 9 PM when locals in the Gilgit, Ghizer and neighbouring Diamer district heard a huge blast and suspected a UFO (Unidentified flying object) or any meteorite.
The blast was so severe that some of the citizens took to social media platforms and feared any plane crash or bomb blast in the purview of a recent string of attacks.
A resident, Zafar Iqbal said: 'Hit somewhere in shilpi Ghizer but no casualities [sic]'
Another local, Arbab Musaweer Alam Khan stated that he was on a motorcycle when he saw red and yellowish stars and "something else" moving fast in the sky which then disappeared.
"This was much nearer to the earth which set the entire city alight," he said.
People from Haripur and Islamabad also reported seeing a bright object flying fast across the sky towards the north.
How many you ve experienced mysterious blue_green light in sky, location #islamabad #bluearea. Seemed like a #leonid #meteor Pc: unknown pic.twitter.com/Cm8IamnQjY— M (@Bluestocking17) March 15, 2017
The Information Department of Gilgit-Baltistan has now confirmed that the explosion and flashes were caused by a huge meteor crossing the sky over the Ghizer and Gilgit District.
There are unconfirmed reports that the meteorite may have fallen in a remote area somewhere between the Yasin and Gupis Tehsils of Ghizer District. This has yet to be confirmed though.
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 20, 2023 (Monday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||341.5||345|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.1||36.45|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.91||176.91|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 208,200 on Monday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,500.
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 190,849.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Karachi||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Islamabad||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Peshawar||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Quetta||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Sialkot||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Attock||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Gujranwala||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Jehlum||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Multan||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Gujrat||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Nawabshah||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Chakwal||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Hyderabad||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Nowshehra||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Sargodha||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Faisalabad||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
|Mirpur||PKR 208200||PKR 2390|
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