PM Abbasi takes credit for adding 10,000MW to national grid

05:39 PM | 29 May, 2018
PM Abbasi takes credit for adding 10,000MW to national grid
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi claimed on Tuesday that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz government had added 10,000 megawatts (MWs) of electricity to the national grid.

Addressing a news conference about energy projects initiated by PML-N led government, the outgoing prime minister claimed that 35 percent surplus electricity, amounting to  6,000MWs, had been produced in 2018.

Abbasi noted that the country had the capacity to produce 28,400MWs electricity, adding that the big dams could only be built if there exists a national consensus on these mega projects.

Moreover, Abbasi expressed that he would not comment on matters relating to national security as he would fulfil the obligations of his oath.

While the incumbent government has claimed to have eliminated the electricity crisis, the country has suffered and is still suffering from intermittent load shedding.

Earlier this month, power supply to several cities, including Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Swat, Multan, Bahawalpur, and Muzaffargarh, had remained suspended for several hours, stirring concerns about the viability of claims made by the government.

However, a picture shared by PITB chairman reveals that the country produced 20,000 MW electricity, for the first time in history.


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 23 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 23, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.25 for buying and 280.70 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 354.5 and selling rate is 358.35.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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