Three students stuck in Battagram cable car pass 9th class exam

09:28 PM | 22 Aug, 2023
Three students stuck in Battagram cable car pass 9th class exam
Source: Social media

Three of the students among the people stuck in the dangling cable car in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Battagram district have passed their class 9 exams.

Attaullah son of Kifayatullah obtained 442 marks, Niaz Mohammad s/o Umar Zaib secured 412 marks and Usama s/o Muhammad Sharif scored 391 marks. They were promoted to class 10 as the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Abbottabad announced the results earlier today.

The trio are the students of the Government High School, Batangi Pashto Alai.

More than 10 hours after the incident, the Pakistan Army's Special Services Group (SSG) rescued two of the eight people — seven students and one teacher — who have been dangling mid-air.

After saving the two lives, the rescue operation via helicopter has been suspended due to darkness and the windy weather, sources said.

However, the army is continuing its efforts to save the people by alternative means, the sources added.

They also said that another cable car — smaller in size — has been hung on the same cable to rescue the remaining five students and a teacher.

The open cable car became stranded halfway across a ravine and was hanging by a single cable after the other snapped, rescue official Shariq Riaz Khattak said.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

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.

Euro currently 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 - 25 Feb 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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