Here’s all you need to know about restoration time for national power breakdown

12:20 PM | 23 Jan, 2023
Here’s all you need to know about restoration time for national power breakdown
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Over 220 million people in a cash-strapped country are left without electricity on the first working day of the week in the ninth such breakdown in the country in the last decade.

Amid the nationwide power outage, the Ministry of Energy issued a statement blaming a fault in the National Grid line at 7:34 am that caused a huge breakdown in the power system.

As blackouts are being reported across the major metropolises, citizens were curious to find out the restoration time.

Power minister Khurrum Dastagir speaking with a local media outlet revealed that power generation units were shut down in a bid to save fuel, as the South Asina nation reels with the severe economic crisis. The PML-N stalwart however denied calling the power outage a major crisis.

In the recent update, Minister said that full power will be restored across Pakistan in the next 12 hours.

He mentioned that restoration work on the power grids was underway and claimed that grids operated by the IESCO had been partially restored.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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