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Motorway police spring into action following overturning of two oil tankers

02:53 PM | 20 Sep, 2017
Motorway police spring into action following overturning of two oil tankers
RAHIM YAR KHAN - The National Highways and Motorway Police, Central Zone averted a possible disaster as two oil-tankers carrying 40,000-litre petrol and 25,000 litres respectively overturned near Sadiqabad on National Highway in last 24 hours.

An oil tanker No TLB -466 of Pakistan State Oil carrying 40-thousand-liter petrol overturned near Taj Choke, Sadiqabad after which another oil tanker no TTC-584 going from Karachi to Lala Mosa overturned near Muslim Choke, Sadiqabad due to technical fault.

The Motorway Police patrolling mobile reached the scene immediately and cordoned off the whole area and diverted the traffic on the alternative routes.

DIG Motorway Police Mirza Faran Baig supervised all rescue operations until the road was cleared.

The affected track of National Highway was closed for a few hours while traffic was diverted towards alternative routes. Motorway Police contacted all relevant agencies for their immediate action.

The oil tanker drivers clearly violated the SOP as they both were driving alone accompanied by a helper and without relevant documents.

According to OGRA manual, the oil tanker must carry two drivers with all its relevant documents.

The Motorway Police have initiated legal proceedings against owner and driver via district police.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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