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ECP completes printing of ballot papers for General Election 2024

10:35 PM | 2 Feb, 2024
General Election 2024
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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday completed the printing of ballot papers for all constituencies in the country ahead of the General Election 2024.

With the exception of 31 districts, distribution of the ballot papers has been finalized nationwide. National Assembly ballots are printed on green paper while provincial assembly ballots are printed on white paper.

At a briefing on the printing process in Islamabad, ECP officials said that delivery of ballot papers for Balochistan constituencies has been completed. Ballot papers were distributed to some areas by air due to security concerns and extreme weather conditions.

The printing, initiated on January 14, was completed by February 2. Following a Supreme Court order, the ballot papers for 11 National Assembly and 5 Provincial Assembly constituencies were reprinted, and the original ones will be destroyed accordingly.

ECP officials revealed that a total of 260 million ballot papers were printed this time, indicating a 54.74% increase in the number of candidates compared to the 2018 elections. The demand for special paper saw a 195% surge, yet the requirement was effectively managed, reducing from 2400 tonnes to 2177 tonnes.

The breakdown of the printed ballot papers includes 5% single column, 50% double column, 30% 3 column, 11.15% 4 column, and 2.4% 5 column formats, all in preparation for the upcoming polls scheduled for February 8. Political parties and independent candidates are actively engaged in campaigning, with the election campaign set to conclude on February 6 at 12 pm.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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