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Nine dead, others injured as huge fire breaks out at Karachi shopping mall

10:05 AM | 25 Nov, 2023
Nine dead, others injured as huge fire breaks out at Karachi shopping mall

KARACHI – In a shocking incident, at least six persons were killed in an incident of fire that broke out at a shopping mall located in the commercial area of Karachi.
 
Reports in local media reported casualties after a massive fire engulfed multi-story shopping mall located on Rashid Minhas Road in port city.

Initial reports claimed that nearly two dozen people were trapped inside the mall on the city’s commercial hub and a rescue operation is underway with eight fire tenders and snorkels dousing the inferno.

Officials attempted to rescue people as fire broke out at around 7am engulfed 3 floors of the multi-story building. The reason behind the fire has not been revealed while further proceedings are underway.

Local admin told media that the building has been cleared up to the fourth floor while clearance of the fifth and sixth floors will be done soon.

The mall was a commercial plaza that housed branded shops, call centres offices and software houses.

Following the inferno, Sindh top cop issued directives to District East’s SSP to take every possible step to rescue those trapped inside plaza. 

Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (r) Maqbool Baqar also took notice of the incident, and expressed grief on the loss of lives of lives. CM directed the loca administration to rescue the trapped persons safely. 

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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