Pakistani hockey player Shahida Raza who died in Italy boat crash laid to rest in Quetta

07:58 PM | 17 Mar, 2023
Pakistani hockey player Shahida Raza who died in Italy boat crash laid to rest in Quetta
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QUETTA – Pakistan woman hockey player Shahida Raza, who died in a boat wreck off the coast of Italy last month, was laid to rest in her hometown Quetta on Friday.

Her funeral prayers were attended by government officials, colleagues, relatives and a large number of people from the city.

She tragically lost her life in the shipwreck while attempting to seek medical treatment for her three-year-old son. According to her sister, Saadia Raza, Shahida had called from the ship, which had departed from Turkey, to inform them that she was about to arrive in Italy and was looking forward to bringing her son for treatment.

However, the call abruptly ended, and they were unable to reach her again. The shipwreck claimed the lives of over 60 people, including Shahida, and was carrying passengers from Afghanistan, Somalia, Syria, Pakistan, Iraq, and Iran, all trying to cross illegally into Europe.

Her mortal were brought to the country on March 16. The body was transported from Italy to Karachi via Istanbul, Turkey.

Shahida was one of four Pakistanis who lost their lives in the tragic incident, which claimed the lives of over 60 people, including immigrants from Afghanistan, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.

The news of Shahida's untimely death shocked the entire nation, particularly the sports community, which had mourned the loss of a talented athlete who had dedicated her life to representing Pakistan at the national and international levels. Her death has once again highlighted the dangers and risks associated with illegal immigration and the lengths to which people are willing to go to seek a better life for themselves and their loved ones.


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 28, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro stands at 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal increased to 73.45.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.25
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.03 748.03
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.42 38.82
Danish Krone DKK 40.44 40.84
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.62 35.97
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 904.07 913.07
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.05 59.65
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.6 7.75


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