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National Assembly will be dissolved on August 9, PM informs PDM allies

11:10 PM | 3 Aug, 2023
National Assembly will be dissolved on August 9, PM informs PDM allies
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ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif informed his coalition partners on Thursday that the summary to dismiss National Assembly would be sent to the President of Pakistan on August 9.

During a dinner he gave for his coalition partners, when the political climate of the nation and the upcoming general elections were addressed, the premier provided the guarantee.

According to officials who attended the meeting prime minister informed his coalition partners that he would start talking to Raja Riaz, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, about a caretaker prime minister starting tomorrow (Friday). 

The premier continued by expressing his optimism that the consultation will come to a close in two to three days.

On August 12, the present assembly's term will come to an end; if it does, elections will occur within 60 days. However, the Constitution mandates that if the assembly is dissolved before the end of its term, elections must be conducted within 90 days.

If the motion to dissolve the lower house of parliament is approved on August 9, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would require new elections to be held within 90 days.

However, a caretaker prime minister's name must be agreed upon by both the administration and the opposition before the assembly is dissolved.

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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