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Europe migrant crisis: Bodies of 8 drowned Pakistanis brought home

02:40 PM | 30 Sep, 2015
Europe migrant crisis: Bodies of 8 drowned Pakistanis brought home
LAHORE (Web Desk) - The bodies of eight Pakistanis, who drowned as their boat capsized off the coast of Greece and Italy, have been brought back to Pakistan, reported Geo TV.

The bodies of the eight Pakistanis – Faisal Nadeem from Kharian, Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Imran from Mandi Bahauddin, Mohammad Umair Raza, Hassan Saeed, Akbar Ali and Abdul Maroof from Gujrat, and Mohammad Imran from Jhang – were handed over their families.

The unfortunate Pakistanis were among about 250 people of different nationalities who had drowned while trying to illegally cross into Europe.

The boat was reported to have drowned on August 26 carrying about 400 migrants, hoping to reach Italy from Libya, killing 200 migrants, 15 of whom were Pakistanis.

 

 

 

Nudrrat Khawaja is a journalist and a member of the staff.

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Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

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

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