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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

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, 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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