DC Islamabad rushes to Margalla Hills as fire erupts at Gokina Top

07:41 PM | 26 May, 2021
DC Islamabad rushes to Margalla Hills as fire erupts at Gokina Top

ISLAMABAD – A fire broke out on Wednesday in the Margalla Hills National Park at the Gokina top falling in Haripur, a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The KP Forest Department teams have reached the site to douse the fire that is burning out lush green trees in the forest.

The fire smoke hovering over the Margallas vicinity could be easily seen during the afternoon.

Islamabad Wildlife Management board (IWMB) teams have also reached the spot after witnessing thick smoke clouds over the National Park's peaks.

Islamabad Deputy Commission in a tweet said: “I am on site. It's a difficult terrain. Vehicles can't reach here. Environment Protection teams are here and it will be controlled in a while. It was probably ignited by a cigarette”.

IWMB said birds breeding season is on peak these days and feared that the fire could affect the process.


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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