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PPP in the lead with 11 seats in Pakistan Senate elections

08:45 AM | 2 Apr, 2024
PPP in the lead with 11 seats in Pakistan Senate elections
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Peoples Party has won majority of seats in Senate elections on 19 vacant seats on Tuesday, according to unofficial and unverified results.

Polling for the Senate elections began at 8 am earlier in the day in National, Sindh and Punjab assemblies while it concluded at 4 pm. 

Islamabad Senate Seats

PML-N candidate Ishaq Dar won the technocrat seat in Islamabad with 222 seats while ruling-alliance backed Rana Mehmooul Hassan was elected to Senate on General seat. 


PPP emerged victorious with 10 seats – 5 General seats, two women, two technocrat and one minority – while remaining two were won by an independent candidate and MQP-P.

PPP’s Kazim Ali, Ashraf Jatao, Masroor Ahsan, Nadeem Bhutto and Dost Ali won General seats while Rubina Saadat Qaimkhani and Quratulain won women seats. 

Faisal Vawda elected to Senate as independent candidate while Amir Waliuddin from MQM-P won a General seat. 


In Punjab, ruling alliance-backed Muhammad Aurangzeb was elected on technocrat seat while PML-N’s Mussadik Malik also bagged a technocrat seat. 

Bushra Anjum Butt and Anusha Rehman won the women seats.

In KP, there is uncertainty regarding voting due to a standoff between the provincial government and the opposition over the oath-taking of elected lawmakers on reserved seats. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 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 - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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