Power Division announces 'no load shedding' on election day

06:30 PM | 23 Jul, 2018
Power Division announces 'no load shedding' on election day
ISLAMABAD - The Power Division announced on Monday that it will ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity on the day of the elections.

The division has set up two special control rooms, one in Islamabad and the other in Lahore, to ensure uninterrupted power supply on July 25 until at least the process of vote counting is completed.

The control room in Islamabad is headed by Additional Secretary Waseem Mukhtar, while the control room set up at WAPDA House Lahore is under the supervision of Additional Secretary Dr Amir Ahmed.

All power supply companies have already established special control rooms at their respective headquarters to ensure uninterrupted electricity on the polls day.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Secretary Babar Yaqoob on Saturday stated that as many as 4.5 lakh policemen and 3.5 lakh troops will be deployed across the country to perform security duties in General Elections 2018.

“Law enforcement agencies will perform their duties under ECP’s code of conduct. The authority to start and end polling rests with presiding officers”, Yaqoob told reporters in Islamabad.

The general elections in Pakistan are scheduled to held on July 25 (Wednesday).


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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