Imran Khan asks PM Nasirul Mulk to portray 'actual picture' of electricity crisis

05:13 PM | 8 Jun, 2018
Imran Khan asks PM Nasirul Mulk to portray 'actual picture' of electricity crisis
ISLAMABAD -  The Chairman of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, Imran Kahn has demanded caretaker Prime minister Nasirul Mulk to explain the recent situation of electricity shortfall.

In a letter addressed to the caretaker PM, Imran Khan wrote that it was the responsibility of caretaker government to apprise the public of “actual picture” of load-shedding in the country.

The PTI supremo stated the public has the right to know whether the promises and claims by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government of having ended load-shedding were true or fabricated. 'The government should tell the status of the Rs 500bn circular debt left by the PMLN govt,' he added.

He further asserted that the nation should know who was responsible for the dismal situation of the power sector, adding that the former PM Abbasi has made huge claims of adding 10,000MW to national grid but the situation was still worse.

Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had earlier claimed that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz government had added 10,000 megawatts (MWs) of electricity to the national grid.

About the energy projects initiated by PML-N led government, Abbasi claimed that 35 per cent surplus electricity, amounting to  6,000MWs, had been produced in 2018.

Abbasi noted that the country had the capacity to produce 28,400MWs electricity, adding that the big dams could only be built if there exists a national consensus on these mega projects.


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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