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

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.



Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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