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Pakistan's info minister assures free, and fair elections with multi-layered security cover

12:41 PM | 3 Feb, 2024
Pakistan's info minister assures free, and fair elections with multi-layered security cover
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's interim Information Minister Murtaza Solangi assured best security arrangements as the nation of 241 million approaches delayed elections in four days.

Solangi, who was joined by Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, and Election Commission spokesperson, apprised the nation about the multi-layered security preparations for the upcoming elections.

Pakistanis brace for upcoming elections on 266 seats of the National Assembly, with over 128 million voters expected to use their democratic right.

Sharing update on the security measures, the information minister said the caretakers chalked out a comprehensive security plan involving Police, Rangers, and Pakistan Army.

Solangi said responsibilities for security have been divided into three parts to maintain law and order during the elections. He further said caretaker government does not influence the courts, or institutions emphasising the country's status as a free country where everyone has the right to criticise.

The minister further assured that every available resource is being employed to ensure a fair and secure electoral process. 

The incidents are the latest in a string of violence across the country ahead of the Feb. 8 general elections.

Minister shared updates as political activists were killed and several injured in attacks on offices of several parties. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 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 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
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 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
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 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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