KKH closed near Kohistan-Gilgit after massive landslide

12:22 PM | 29 Apr, 2024
KKH closed near Kohistan-Gilgit after massive landslide
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ISLAMABAD - The recent rains disrupted life and caused landslides that blocked major roads, including Karakoram Highway at multiple locations.

The Kohistan-Gilgit portion of Karakoram Highway has been shut down in wake of heavy landslides caused by recent intense downpour. 

Reports in local media suggest that debris from landslides blocked highway near the Doga bridge, leading to disruption in travel and trade between Gilgit and KP.

Meanwhile, efforts are underway to reopen highway, but work being done is slow due to the challenging conditions.

KP tourism authority cautioned tourists to choose alternate routes and assured that once weather conditions improve, they will work swiftly to clear the road.

National Highway Authority also issue warning of landslide risks on several parts of the highway and advised against travel. Officials mentioned monitoring the situation closely and will provide updates as the clearance progresses.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 16 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 16, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.7 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.8 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 311.9 314.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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