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Pakistan divided over poll rigging claims, shows latest elections 2024 survey

03:41 PM | 1 Mar, 2024
Pakistan divided over poll rigging claims, shows latest elections 2024 survey
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LAHORE – A nationwide survey reveals that citizens are divided over claims regarding rigging in general elections, conducted on Feb 8, 2024.

Ipsos in Pakistan conducted a survey titled “Pakistan General Elections 2024 Perception on Transparency & Rigging”. The sample size of more than 3,000 was selected from all four province of the country and Islamabad.

The overall perception of rigging in elections shows 54% of Pakistanis think elections were overall transparent, while 39% think these were rigged.

The highest perception of rigging was recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, followed by Islamabad, Balochistan and Punjab. However, the majority of people in Sindh believed elections were transparent.

Meanwhile, 3 in 5 Pakistanis believed that the polling day processes were fair & transparent, shows the survey, adding that positivity is higher among the rural population.

Over 60% people in rural areas believed the elections were transparent while the ratio stands at 52% in urban areas.

In response to question regarding the discontinuation of mobile connections, there was also a divide while highest satisfaction was in Balochistan and lowest in KP.

In Punjab, 34% people termed the discontinuation of mobile phone services a good decision while it stood at 38% in Sindh.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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