JALALABAD - At least 15, including women, got dead in stampede that occurred after thousands of Afghan nationals gathered to secure visa near Pakistani consulate in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city today (Wednesday).
According to the media details, the stampede occurred in a stadium in the city where an estimated 3,000 Afghans had congregated on the open ground outside the consulate, waiting to collect tokens needed to apply for a visa.
A provincial council member in the area Sohrab Qaderi, where the incident occurred, said that of the 15 people dead, 11 were women and several senior citizens were injured.
#AFG At least 11 Afghan woman killed in a stampede at a stadium in Jalalabad city. At least 13 people wounded. Those killed and wounded in the stampede were waiting to get tokens for Pakistani visas, several Afghan officials in Jalalabad confirms to me. pic.twitter.com/fzd939D3ub— BILAL SARWARY (@bsarwary) October 21, 2020
Tens of thousands of Afghans every year travel to neighboring Pakistan to secure medical treatment, education and jobs.
Last week, Pakistani consulate had resumed issuing visas after a seven-month closure due to COVID-19 pandemic.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||331.71||332.41|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.08||35.43|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.19||176.19|
KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan dropped by Rs4,300 per tola to reach Rs200,000 on Tuesday as it lost ground on second consecutive day after witnessing mostly bullish trend last week.
As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold decreased by Rs3,686 to settle at Rs171,468.
On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.
In the international market, the commodity dropped by $1 to reach $1,869 per ounce.
Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market slumped by Rs20 per tola and Rs17.14 per 10 grams to reach at Rs2,230 and Rs1,911, respectively.