Ushna Shah rants on petrol shortage, blackouts and Twitterati just can’t handle it

02:13 PM | 29 Jan, 2023
Ushna Shah rants on petrol shortage, blackouts and Twitterati just can’t handle it
Source: ushnashah/Instagram

Massive power outage in Pakistan left millions without electricity earlier this week as the South Asian nation plunged into darkness, and social media was all lit up with hilarious reactions.

Several trends about power outages were all over social sites with tweeps coming up with their own hilarious reasons for the situation.

Amid the hot discussions, several celebrities also took to social media to take a jibe at the ruling alliance while others seem depressed as the country of over 220 million is facing the worst economic crisis in recent memory with hours of load shedding becoming a regular thing to witness.

Lollywood's diva Ushna Shah, known for bringing much more to the table than her charisma and talent, also took to Twitter where she shared a witty post that garnered unwanted attention.

The Habs star revealed that it is not easy for her to sing the national anthem with no power for an extended period of time.

“I love my country, I love my identity, I love my fellow Pakistanis. But when there is no electricity and gas at the same time, shortage on petrol and UPS crashing due to overuse: literally no way to power the house when I need coffee…Well…tarana gana thora mushkil hei,” her tweet cited.

Several distressed citizens also retweeted her post and came up with hilarious reactions, venting out anger while others advised her not to compare patriotism with the personal inconvenience.

Here’s how people reacted:

Social media users revealed a sarcastic side of blackout event after naion plunged into darkness. Check the rib-tickling memes in the link mentioned below. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.05 and Saudi Riyal at 72.95.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.65
Euro EUR 293.5 297.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 351.45
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.05 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.95 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.58 748.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 39.91 40.31
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.67 36.02
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.74 916.74
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.38 172.38
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.26 731.26
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.5 77.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 72.95 73.85
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 311.53 314.03
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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