7 dead, several injured as rain, windstorm lash parts of Punjab

09:19 AM | 18 May, 2023
7 dead, several injured as rain, windstorm lash parts of Punjab
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LAHORE – Rains and windstorms have claimed at least 7 lives and injured nearly a dozen people in the country’s most populated region Punjab.

Reports in local media suggest that a strong windstorm accompanied by rain wreaked havoc in various regions, leading to the loss of seven lives and leaving several injured in separate incidents.

In Mianwali, the wall of a mosque collapsed in the Chakrala area in which four children lost their lives, while three others sustained injuries. The minor boys were rushed to the District Hospital Mianwali, however, they succumbed to injuries.

In another heart-wrenching incident, a girl and her grandmother were crushed when a roof collapsed under the onslaught of strong winds. The duo reportedly took refuge under the dilapidated roof while on their way. In Multan, a woman died and 7 others suffered injuries when the roof of a house caved in.

During the windstorm in Lahore, over 100 feeders tripped which caused power outages in parts of the provincial capital.

Heavy thunderstorms along with torrential rains battered several areas of Pakistan including Mianwali, Bhakkar, Toba Tek Singh, Sargodha, Multan, Dera Ismail Khan, Isa Khel, Pakpattan, Bahawalnagar, Sangla Hill, Sheikhupura, Sahiwal, Mian Chanu, Peshawar, and Okara.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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