ISLAMABAD – Petrol prices in Pakistan touched a new high after a massive hike on all petroleum products and now distressed Pakistanis unite online over their shared anguish.
Inflation-weary people use humor to cope with an increasingly difficult situation. Petrol price hit triple century two weeks back, and with a fresh price hike the prices have climbed to Rs331.38 per litre.
The disturbing situation has most people with their heads in their hands, trying to figure out ways to get through the back-breaking inflation. The announcement also triggered a meme fest on social platforms.
Desi people often deal with difficult situations by sharing hilarious memes, and it’s another repeat as people are using their humor to deal with crises.
Here’s how people reacted to the price hike:
Situation in Pakistan after New petrol ⛽️ prices ???? pic.twitter.com/AkxTWSVWyh— Kashif Shah (@explorewithshah) September 15, 2023
One liter petrol in the US is $1.09 and in Pakistan $1.11.— Zulfiqar Ahmed ???? (@ZulfiqarAhmed69) September 15, 2023
We have beaten the US.
Pakistanis constant attitude to petrol prices hikes.....???? pic.twitter.com/iHUzgjPYNy— Hijacked pakistan (@MindfulCritique) September 15, 2023
Frustration of common #Pakistan citizen— Sumit Chaudhary (@SumitDefence) September 7, 2023
The country has reached has reached such a situation.
A man broke his motorcycle in a fit of rage because he couldn't buy petrol.#Pakistan #AsimMunir #PAKvBAN pic.twitter.com/qEuAiM3IaW
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on October 4, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||351.5||355|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.74||37.09|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||171.55||173.55|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 201,100 on Wednesday.
The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 172,410.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Karachi||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Islamabad||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Peshawar||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Quetta||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Sialkot||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Attock||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Gujranwala||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Jehlum||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Multan||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Gujrat||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Nawabshah||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Chakwal||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Hyderabad||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Nowshehra||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Sargodha||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Faisalabad||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|
|Mirpur||PKR 201,100||PKR 2,300|