Nepra takes notice of major power breakdown

Web Desk 02:24 PM | 23 Jan, 2023
Nepra takes notice of major power breakdown
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Monday suffered a major power outage in wake of a technical fault that left several cities without electricity, prompting clarifications from the power minister as restoration efforts were underway.

The nationwide power outrage also prompted a stern response from the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) which took notice of the electricity breakdown that occurred in wake of grid failure.

The national power regulator announced taking serious notice of the country-wide power breakdown and sought a detailed report on the electricity blackout from the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC).

NEPRA officials maintained that it had imposed fines on similar trippings, partial/full blackout(s), system collapse(s), and tower collapse(s) in 2021 and 2022 and has consistently issued directives and recommendations on mitigating such events as well.

Earlier in the day, Energy Minister Khurram Dastgir called the blackout, 'not a major one', revealing that several power generation systems were shut down at night to conserve fuel.

He added that when the systems were turned on today, the frequency variation and voltage fluctuation was observed in the southern region which prompted power-generating units to shut down one by one.

Meanwhile, the power distribution companies maintained that electricity is being restored in a phased manner to protect the distribution system from any further damage.

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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 January 29, 2023 (Sunday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.7
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.51
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.09 802.09
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 23.51 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs208,400 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs178,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs158,400 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,300.

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.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Karachi PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Islamabad PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Peshawar PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Quetta PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Sialkot PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Attock PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Gujranwala PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Jehlum PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Multan PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Bahawalpur PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Gujrat PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Nawabshah PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Chakwal PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Hyderabad PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Nowshehra PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Sargodha PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Faisalabad PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370
Mirpur PKR 208,400 PKR 2,370


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