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Dozen Pakistanis among victims of Greece boat tragedy

02:57 PM | 17 Jun, 2023
Dozen Pakistanis among victims of Greece boat tragedy
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At least 12 Pakistanis were among the survivors of the boat that capsized near the coast of Greece.

Illegal migration by sea to Europe has been on the rise in recent times as migrants opt for deadly sea routes while seeking better economic opportunities in Europe.

Following the recent boat tragedy, Pakistan’s Foreign Office issued a statement, saying Pakistan Mission in Greece remained in contact with the local authorities for identification and recovery of Pakistani citizens among the deceased and providing relief to the survivors.

MoFA said Pakistan’s mission remains in contact with the authorities in the European nation for identification process of the 78 recovered bodies.

It said that the identification process will take place through DNA-matching with close family members, and requested families of passengers to approach Pakistan mission in Greece.

Lately, media reports suggest that up to 500 people were still missing from the ill fated vessel that capsized and shockingly, most numbers of missing people include women and children.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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