Jamat-e-Islami announces nationwide strike on Sept. 2 over inflated electricity bills

04:49 PM | 27 Aug, 2023
Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Siraj ul Haq

KARACHI – As people across Pakistan took to the streets over record-high electricity bills with some calling for civil disobedience campaigns, Jamaat-e-Islami announced a shutter-down strike on September 2 across Pakistan against inflated bills.

Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Siraj ul Haq called on local authorities to review prices of electricity tariff and announced to stage a nationwide protest on September 02.

In a public address, Haq vowed to mobilise people across South Asian nation on the streets, in a show of dissent as salaried class people are literally battling for food and basic commodities.

JI chief said his party will stand against what he termed as a grave injustice to the common man, saying remaining silent against the huge increase in electricity bills is no option for him.

Haq said people are literally struggling to make ends meet, and called it right time to get your rights.

Fuel protests grip Pakistan for third day in row

Residents in several parts of Pakistan set their electricity bills on fire in protest against increasing power tariff in Pakistan. The protesters urged Pakistan to immediately withdraw additional taxes and recently announced a hike in electricity prices.

Inflation in the crisis-hit country skyrocketed amid a huge rise in energy and fuel prices coupled with the unpleasant impacts of rupee devaluation.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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