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PPP’s Sarfraz Bugti elected Balochistan CM unopposed

07:46 PM | 1 Mar, 2024
PPP’s Sarfraz Bugti elected Balochistan CM unopposed
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QUETTA – Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sarfraz Bugti has been elected the chief minister of Balochistan unopposed. 

Balochistan speaker announced the development after no other contenders submitted their nomination papers by the deadline of 5 pm to contest the CM election.

However, a formal election for the slot will take place on March 2. Bugti updated his profile on social media platform X as “Chief Minister Balochistan” soon after the announcement. 

In a post, he thanked PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, his party and people of his hometown Dera Bugti for their support. 

“May Allah guide me and help me to do justice with this heavy responsibility. Aameen,” he wrote.

Talking to media after submitting his nomination papers, Sarfraz Bugti spelled out his vision of eradicating corruption and restoring law and order in Balochistan.

He also resolved to uphold the values and principles of the Pakistan People's Party after taking up his new role as chief minister. 


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76


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