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Pakistani family of six dies after migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast

08:08 PM | 30 Mar, 2024
Pakistani family of six dies after migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast
Source: Social media

QUETTA – All six members of a family, who hailed from Quetta, have died after migrant boat capsized off the Turkish coast as they were trying to reach Greece to enter prosperous European countries for better future. 

Syed Ali Agha, a resident of Alamdar Road in Quetta, his wife Tahir Bibi and four children – Subhan (14), Sajjad (12), Fatima (10) and Kausar (5) – lost their lives in the incident 

The development was confirmed by their family members, stating that they were informed about their death on a phone call from Turkiye on March 20.

“We contacted Pakistan embassy in Turkiye but the procedure to bring the bodies back was complicated and at the same time costly,” a relative said, adding that they had allowed the authorities to burry them in Tukiye. 

Ali Agha’s brother-in-law said that he along with his family shifted to Iran after his marriage due to Hazara tribe’s target killing and financial woes. He had moved to Turkiye three to four years ago and he attempted to go to Greece via a boat along with his family in middle of March. 

However, their boat sank off the Turkish coast. Turkiye authorities said they have recovered 23 bodies so far.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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