Greece boat tragedy death toll rises

09:19 AM | 20 Jun, 2023
Greece boat tragedy death toll rises
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ISLAMABAD/ATHENS – The death toll of Pakistani migrants in last week's horrific shipwreck rose as authorities identified more dead bodies while hopes of rescue fade away.

Greek authorities continue to recover bodies in the aftermath of the heart-wrenching incident, as the actual number of dead people is said to be in the hundreds which makes it one of deadliest of its kind in recent times.

Most of the missing people are from Azad Kashmir, Gujranwala, and Gujrat cities. Meanwhile, scores of Sialkot and Mandi Bahauddin citizens are also among the missing persons.

As official numbers of deceased remain unknown, international media indicates that nearly 300 Pakistani citizens have been killed in the overcrowded trawler that sank near Greek coast. Amid the rescue, Greek authorities have drawn huge ire for how the disaster was handled.

The South Asian nation is in going through a very rough patch in recent times, as political instability and economic meltdown forced Pakistanis to escape the crisis hit nation. As highly educated are going through legal channels, unskilled labour and people from lower class are using dangerous routes to reach Europe in search of a better future.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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