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PTI emerges as single largest party in second phase of AJK local govt elections

Results of 708 out of 787 constituencies are out | PTI wins 229 seats, PML-N 129, PPP 104 and independent candidates 199

Web Desk 11:59 PM | 4 Dec, 2022
PTI emerges as single largest party in second phase of AJK local govt elections
Source: Social media

MUZAFFARABAD – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of ousted prime minister Imran Khan has emerged as the single largest party with 229 seats in the second phase of the local government elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said on Sunday it had received the results of 708 out of 787 constituencies and the PTI was in the first place with 229 seats, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was second with 129 and the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) was third with 104 seats. Independent candidates won 199 seats.

The Jammu and Kashmir People's Party secured 28 seats and the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) won seven.

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, and Jamaat-e-Islami won four seats each, with 79 seats pending the results announcement.

However, the PTI has shared slightly different results of the AJK elections on its social media pages.

The ECP said that over 1.16 million citizens voted in all four districts of the Poonch Division – Rawalakot, Sudhanoti, Bagh and Haveli – in the second phase of the local government polls on Saturday.

At least 3,500 armed troops of civil forces, including Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police, assisted the local civil administration and the AJK police in ensuring polls are held in a free, fair and peaceful manner.

The AJK local government elections are being held in three phases on party basis. However, independent candidates are also in the run and have won a considerable number of seats.

The first phase of the local government elections was held on November 27 in three districts of the Muzaffarabad Division while the third phase will be held in three districts of the southern Mirpur Division, Mirpur, Kotli and Bhimber, on December 8.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,300 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,010.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Karachi PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Islamabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Peshawar PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Quetta PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sialkot PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Attock PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujranwala PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Jehlum PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Multan PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Bahawalpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujrat PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nawabshah PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Chakwal PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Hyderabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nowshehra PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sargodha PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Faisalabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Mirpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360

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