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190 Lesco feeders tripped as rain lashes Lahore

10:47 PM | 16 Apr, 2019
190 Lesco feeders tripped as rain lashes Lahore
LAHORE - Hailstorm/rain coupled with strong winds on Tuesday disrupted power supply as 190 feeders in Lahore tripped, affecting parts of the city.

Soon after the rain, Lahore Electric Supply Company field staff started restoring the feeders and so far 50 feeders were restored; the rain inundated roads and rainwater entered houses in some low-lying localities.

Rain that started soon after dark clouds covered the city affected traffic on The Mall, Jail Road, at Laxmi Chowk,Gulberg, Shadman, Samanabad, Gulshan-i-Ravi and other areas in the city.

The weather experts predicted that current weather conditions would persist during next 24 hours. Recent spell of rains and windstorm have caused damage to wheat crop which was ready to harvest in Punjab.

The farmers have been advised to harvest and store wheat crop on top priority basis to save each grain produced. Delayed harvesting results in high grain losses.

Rain and storm during wheat harvesting could result in losses of produce due to lodging and spoiling of mature grains.

Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar took to Twitter and urged the public to pray for the rain to stop.

https://twitter.com/UsmanAKBuzdar/status/1118153100601319424

Governor, Chaudhry Sarwar said he was saddened at the torrential downpour and vowed to compensate farmers.

https://twitter.com/ChMSarwar/status/1118192113295007744

According to synoptic situation, a westerly wave is affecting the most upper and central parts of the country and likely to persist in upper parts till Wednesday night.

Rainfall (mm) during last 24 hours: Bahawalnager 41,Khanewal 32, Kasur, Noorpurthal 30, Faisalabad 24, Layyah 20,Bhakkar, Sahiwal 14, T.T.Singh, Jhang 13, Hafizabad 08, Lahore(A/P 08, City 05), Joharabad 07, Sailkot 05, Sargodha, Okara 04, Multan 03, Chakwal, Murree 02, Jhelum, D.G Khan and M.B.Din 01.

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency

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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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