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Good news for winter-awaiting Pakistanis as govt postpones raise in gas prices

02:58 PM | 10 Sep, 2018
Good news for winter-awaiting Pakistanis as govt postpones raise in gas prices
ISLAMABAD  - The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet further postponed the matter pertaining increase in gas prices on Monday.

A meeting under the chair of Finance Minister Asad Umar decided that the price of gas would not be increased rather a new subsidy system would be introduced, Information minister Fawad Ch said in a press briefing.

Additional discussions will be held with all stake holders on the matter and the price of gas will be set after getting suggestions from users, he added.

In the previous meeting, the ECC decided to take stringent actions against defaulters and power thieves.

It concluded to disconnect electricity connections of consumers who fail to pay bills for three months and to install prepaid electricity meters. It was also ascertained that an operational and financial audit of energy sector will be conducted.

Ch announced to import One lac ton of Urea fertilizer to fulfill the needs at the local level.


PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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