How many Pakistanis were onboard the boat that sunk near Greece?

12:13 AM | 23 Jun, 2023
How many Pakistanis were onboard the boat that sunk near Greece?
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ISLAMABAD – Federal investigators have revealed that there were at least 209 Pakistanis on the overcrowded boat that overturned and sunk in open waters near Greece.

According to Reuters, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) data says that 181 of the missing people were from Pakistan and 28 were from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

It also stated that 201 families' DNA samples had been collected by officials to assist Greece in identifying the missing people.

Given that the official death toll from the accident is still at 82 and that there are 104 survivors, 12 of whom are Pakistanis, it was not immediately clear on what grounds the agency had classified them as victims. There were probably hundreds of people on board. 

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 hundreds which makes it one of the deadliest incidents in recent times.

Most of the missing people are from Azad Kashmir, Gujranwala and Gujrat. Scores of Sialkot and Mandi Bahauddin citizens are also among the missing persons.

Amid the rescue operation, Greek authorities have drawn huge ire for how the disaster was handled.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 2 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 2, 2024 (Saturday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 2, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 27.13 27.43
Swedish Korona SEK 314.07 316.57
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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