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Major power breakdown after light rain plunges Karachi into darkness

04:39 PM | 23 Jul, 2019
Major power breakdown after light rain plunges Karachi into darkness
KARACHI – A major electricity breakdown occurred following light showers in Karachi Tuesday, plunging several areas of Pakistan's financial capital into darkness

The feeders of Karachi Electric (K-ELECTRIC) tripped after a LIGHT little rain and the supply of the electricity was suspended. The breakdown happened at 11pm on Monday.

Garden, Sadar, Gulshan Iqbal, University Road, Safora Goth, Malir, Clifton, Defense, Federal B Area, Nazimabad, North Karachi and several other areas plunged into darkness because of breakdown however the electricity of some areas have been restored.

According to locals, the breakdown happened at the same time when it started raining while the Karachi Electric (Electricity distributing company) didn't restore the electricity after the complaints.

According to K-Electric, the affected feeders have been restored while because of security measures the electricity of some areas is still suspended.

This is not the first time that a power breakdown happened with the first drop of rain in the Sindh capital city.

The Karachi Electric always claims that they will show improvement but there is nothing changed in their performance. But reports say nearly 80 percent area of the city was deprived of electricity because of early morning breakdown on 25 January 2019.

Before that, in November 2018, a large space of the city had plunged into darkness because of transmission line disorder. In October 2018, the whole city faced electricity problems three times in a week.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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