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Pakistan's outgoing govt to provide gas connections in new housing societies  

12:02 PM | 5 Feb, 2024
Pakistan's outgoing govt to provide gas connections in new housing societies  
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ISLAMABAD – Gas is a basic commodity in Pakistan but the former government restricted new gas connections, forcing hundreds of thousands to use LPG cylinders for cooking and other purposes.

Days before the next general elections, the outgoing government made decided to provide gas connections to over 100 housing societies.

Kakar-led government announced reopening gas connections for domestic consumers, with a priority to give connections to 100 housing societies.

Reports suggest that basic groundwork has been completed in this regard, and the government is set to officially announce this initiative in an upcoming ceremony.

In the first phase, housing societies will be supplied gas at a fixed rate of Rs 3600, contrasting with the maximum gas rate of Rs 4000 charged to domestic consumers.

Amid shortages of sui gas, the interim government has been issuing new connections with the amalgamation of natural gas and RLNG.

The move is reportedly made in accordance with instructions from the Special Investment Facilitation Council, Petroleum Ministry, and Sui Northern Gas Company being briefed on the proposed plan, reports said.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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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