PIA plane collides with parked aircraft at Karachi airport

09:48 PM | 24 Nov, 2018
PIA plane collides with parked aircraft at Karachi airport
KARACHI - A passenger plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was severely damaged after it collided with a parked aircraft, owned by Shaheen Airlines, at the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, on Saturday.

Local media reports claimed that there were passengers inside the ATR aircraft and the incident happened when it was taxiing at the hanger of the Karachi airport. Fortunately, all staff and passenger remained safe in the mishap.

The PIA jet’s fuel tank and engine were damaged in the accident, the reports added.

Following the collision, an emergency was declared at the airport as the oil started spilling out of the tank. The firefighters surrounded the aircraft to deal with any severe situation.

However, a probe has been launched into the matter.

On Nov 10, an ATR aircraft of PIA escaped disaster as it veered off the runway during landing. PIA's PK-517 embarked from Karachi to Panjgur (a district in West Balochistan), however, during the landing, the plane skid off the runway into an open field affecting the tires of the plane.

Fortunately, the passengers remained safe during the landing. The national flag carrier has ordered an inquiry into the incident which happened a day after a C-130 plane of the Pakistan Air Force caught fire as it made an emergency landing at Nur Khan Base.

The fire of the aircraft was extinguished and all the crew members on board remained safe. The plane was on a routine training.


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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