One killed, 15 injured after school bus falls into ravine in Islamabad

06:45 PM | 25 Nov, 2023
One killed, 15 injured after school bus falls into ravine in Islamabad
Source: A screengrab from Twitter video

ISLAMABAD – One student was killed and 15 others injured after a school bus carrying fell into a ravine in Shahdra area of the federal capital on Saturday. 

The bus was carrying students and teachers from Sheikhupura to Islamabad for a picnic trip when they met the mishap. 

The rescue teams were immediately dispatched to the scene as soon as the incident was reported. The injured students were shifted to a Federal Government Services Hospital (Poly Clinic).

Reports said the incident occurred due to the negligence of the driver. 

The students belonged to a private school in Sheikhupura and they were on a three-day trip to visit Khewra and Murree. 

Earlier in July, five people were kileld, and nearly a dozen injured after a tourist bus fell into a ravine in Gilgit Baltistan.

The unfortunate incident had taken place near the Thalichi area of Diamer district, a mountainous region in the north of the country.


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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