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General elections to be held in February next year, Election Commission tells Supreme Court

01:42 PM | 2 Nov, 2023
General elections to be held in February next year, Election Commission tells Supreme Court
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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has resumed the hearing on the petitions seeking timely elections within 90 days of the dissolution of the assemblies.

The case was heard by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Aminuddin Khan and Justice Athar Minallah.

During today’s hearing, Election Commission of Pakistan informed the three members bench of apex court that General Elections in Pakistan will be held on 11 February of next year.

At the outset of hearing, Ali Zafar presented his arguments on behalf of the Imran Khan led PTI. Zafar stated that the matter of elections within 90 days has become ineffective so the PTI only wishes for elections to be announced now.

CJP asked the counsel if the president could only announce election date after a consultation with the prime minister, but PTI counsel replied in the negative. He maintained that the President had already announced the election date.

Pakistan remained in deep political uncertainty followig the ouster of Imran Khan in April 2022.

PDM alliance government took over the reign of country and later dissolved the National Assembly in August 2023. 

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
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 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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