KARACHI – As power outages have severely hit Pakistan during the holy month of Ramadan, showbiz stars have also taken to social media to vent their frustrations.
Pakistani actor and model Maya Ali is the latest celebrity who shared her two cents on the darkness that comes and goes at the flip of a switch.
Taking it to Instagram, the 32-year-old shared a story of a candle flickering in the darkness. “When there is not enough electricity to the charge the UPS,” she wrote while narrating her ordeal using reels.
Expressing misery over the lack of electricity on Shab-e-Qadr – which Muslims believe comes with blessings and mercy of God in abundance – Maya said, “Welcome to the old Pakistan where there is no light, loadshedding is at its peak, life has become miserable once again.”
The distressed artist, who earlier regretted Imran Khan’s ouster, continued “Out of 24 hours we are getting only 10 hours of electricity to work. And specially tonight, on such an auspicious night when everyone will be praying there is so much load shedding.”
Many showbiz personalities including Ahmed Butt took to social media as the menace of loadshedding swept across the South Asian country while temperatures continued to soar.
Many urban areas faced nearly 8-10 hours of outages, and rural regions witnessed 8 to 16 hours of load shedding. Reports quoting Power Division officials said the gap between supply and demand was stand around 8,000 megawatts in the country.
Pakistani rupee continues recovering losses against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
On Tuesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.6 for buying and 286.65 for selling.
Euro slides down to 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate inches up to 360 for buying, and 363.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.50 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 75.90.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.46||36.81|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
The gold remained under pressure in Pakistan amid a huge drop in price of the precious metal despite in the international market.
On Tuesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs218,500 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs187,330.
Single tola of 24 karat is Rs218,500, 22 Karat Gold costs Rs200,290, rate of 21 karat gold stands at Rs191,190 whereas 18k gold rate is Rs163,875.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold saw huge drop in price, coming down to $2037 per ounce after drop of $81.79.
|Lahore||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Karachi||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Quetta||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Attock||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Multan||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|