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Punjab CM Maryam announces major relief for those using up to 300 electricity units

05:48 PM | 26 Feb, 2024
Punjab CM Maryam announces major relief for those using up to 300 electricity units
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LAHORE – Newly-elected Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz announced major relief for electricity consumers in the province as she spelled out her vision in her maiden speech in the Punjab Assembly after winning the CM election. 

The chief minister revealed the relief plan with tweak as it is the different from what was pledged by his party leaders during the election campaign. 

PML-N Vice President Hamza Shehbaz Sharif had announced during his campaign that the people would be provided 300 units of electricity ‘free of cost’ if his party was voted to power. 

The same relief was also pledged by other political parties, including the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP), during their election campaigns. 

In her speech, Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, said her government would provide solar systems to those who are using up to 300 electricity units in a month. 

She also pledged to initiate free wifi prgamme in Lahore, adding that it would be extended to other cities in the next phase. 

CM Maryam also pledged to built five IT universities across the province during his five-year stint.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 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 - 12 April 2024


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