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More bodies of Pakistani victims of Greek shipwreck reach home for final rites

12:52 PM | 22 Jul, 2023
More bodies of Pakistani victims of Greek shipwreck reach home for final rites
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LAHORE – Bodies of Pakistani victims of migrant Greek shipwreck have been repatriated as families mourn the shocking deaths of their loved ones.

Media reports suggest that the bodies of four more victims arrived via Qatar Airways flight QR 620, and moved to migrants’ ancestral homes for the last rites.

It has been learnt that the bodies of two victims Arsalan and Abu Bakkar were moved to Nowshera, and one migrant Adnan hailed from Gujrat and the other Ali Ejaz was a resident of Mandi Bahauddin.

A total of 15 bodies of victims have been identified as of mid-July, and seven have now reached home. Earlier, the remains of three other victims reached the homeland.

Reports suggest that hundreds of people on the ill-fated vessel were from South Asian nation. Officials collected DNA samples from families to help identify those missing.

Following the heart-wrenching incident, Islamabad started a massive crackdown on human trafficking rackets operating in the country, detaining scores of people.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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