PM Nawaz to review energy situation today amid protests against power outage in Ramazan

Mahmood Idrees 08:49 AM | 30 May, 2017
PM Nawaz to review energy situation today amid protests against power outage in Ramazan
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will head a meeting of the cabinet committee to review the energy situation in the country on Tuesday (today) which is not satisfactory despite announcements by the government that there would be no power outages.

The committee also held a meeting on Monday in which the prime minister directed the authorities to give maximum relief to people in Ramazan.

On the occasion, Nawaz Sharif said that the government was fully aware of the issues being faced by the public due to power shortage and it will not rest till significant relief is provided to them.

The committee was informed that an additional nine thousand one hundred seven megawatt electricity will be added to the system by March next year.

But the directions by the PM were not acted upon, as loadshedding continued in parts of Karachi on Iftari of second Ramazan and in Sehari of third Ramazan.

Yesterday, a large number of people took to the streets against unannounced power cuts in different cities, including Peshawar, Karachi, Charsadda, Malakand and others.

In violent protests, two were killed and 14 others wounded in the Dargai tehsil of Malakand on Monday.



KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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