Efforts underway to restore electricty across the country
LAHORE – A power transmission fault led to a major electricity breakdown in major cities of Sindh and Punjab on early Monday.
Power minister Khurrum Dastagir linked the nationwide power breakdown with frequency variation in the southern part of the county, ruling out news of major crisis, saying the power would be back soon.
Reports in local media quoting the Ministry of Energy said that the system frequency of the National Grid decreased this morning, which resulted in a widespread breakdown in the power system.
Initial reports claimed a fault in transmission lines from Guddu power station that caused huge outage.
Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta, and other major urban centers of the country were without electricity. Several other cities including Jamshoro, Muzaffargarh, Haveli Shah Bahaduur, Baloki, were also affected by the breakdown.
It was reported that In in the federal capital, the electricity supply to 117 grid stations was suspended. The IESCO said they are in contact with the regional control center.
There is no electricity across Lahore as consumers are facing a disruption in power supply.
Reports quoting officials claimed that it could take hours to restore the power supply across the country.
Amid the huge power breakout, social media users from different cities took to social media to report the electricity failure.
Meanwhile, repair work is underway to restore power to affected areas.
More to follow...
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 February 1, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||330.48||331.18|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||33.72||34.07|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||171.35||173.35|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs202,000 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.
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 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Karachi||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Islamabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Peshawar||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Quetta||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Sialkot||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Attock||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Gujranwala||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Jehlum||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Multan||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Gujrat||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Nawabshah||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Chakwal||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Hyderabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Nowshehra||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Sargodha||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Faisalabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Mirpur||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|