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Fire at Sabzazar Grid Station: Here is an update on power supply situation in Lahore

08:33 PM | 20 May, 2024
Fire at Sabzazar grid station in lahore
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Following a fire at the Sabzazar grid station in Lahore, power supply to several areas across the city, which had been suspended, has begun to be restored.

The blaze erupted after an explosion at the 220kV grid station on Bund Road, causing a power outage at 12 grid stations of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO).

The explosion significantly affected the electricity system, impacting both the 220kV and 132kV grid stations of LESCO.

Power was restored in Sabzazar after seven hours, and the supply has resumed in the neighboring areas, including Scheme Morr, Samanabad, Iqbal Town, Chauburji, Mansoora, Multan Chungi, and Hanjarwal.

The incident caused major disruptions, leaving many localities without power for several hours. However, extensive efforts have led to the restoration of electricity in some areas.

Officials from the National Transmission and Dispatch Company reported that the fire partially damaged some equipment and a transformer in the yard. In response, LESCO's chief executive and chief operations officer issued a high alert, mobilizing teams to promptly address the situation.

The response included the deployment of NTDC teams, who are working around the clock to restore power as quickly as possible. Fire brigade and rescue teams were also on-site to manage the situation.

An NTDC spokesperson stated, "Our first priority is to restore power to critical services, including the Orange Line train. We are working diligently to ensure that electricity is restored to all affected areas."

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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