Balochistan rains kill at least 22

10:31 PM | 27 Apr, 2024
Balochistan rains kill at least 22
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QUETTA – Severe weather conditions persisted in various districts of Balochistan, including its capital, resulting in a rise in the death toll to 22 on Saturday.

Throughout the day, heavy rains, thunderstorms, and hailstones battered the Quetta valley, intermittently flooding main roads and streets. Flash floods swept away numerous houses and caused significant traffic disruptions across different areas.

In Noshki district, a large tanker transporting liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from Iran overturned and plunged into a seasonal stream as floodwaters submerged parts of the Quetta-Taftan highway. The tanker veered off the main highway due to the force of the flood, leading the driver to lose control. Fortunately, the driver and passengers escaped unharmed.

Rivers such as Bolan River and Nari Gaj-Mula River swelled with heavy floodwaters due to rainfall in their catchment areas. As a result of the inclement weather, temperatures dropped in Ziarat, Quetta, Kalat, Kan Mehtarzai, Pishin, and other northern Balochistan areas, prompting residents to utilize gas heaters and wear warm clothing.

Numerous areas, including Ziarat, Pishin, Qila Abdullah, Zhob, Mastung, and Chaman, experienced heavy showers, exacerbating the situation. In Quetta, which was severely affected by previous rainfall, urban flooding occurred once more. Main thoroughfares such as Jinnah Road, Kandahari Bazaar, and Liaquat Road were submerged under knee-deep rainwater.

The meteorological department has issued forecasts for further rainfall, thunderstorms, and lightning in various parts of Balochistan, including Quetta.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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