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Balochistan govt crisis deepens as minister, adviser to CM resign

06:15 PM | 5 Jan, 2018
Balochistan govt crisis deepens as minister, adviser to CM resign
QUETTA - In another blow to the embattled Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz government in Balochistan, the newly appointed Adviser to the Chief Minister on Excise and Taxation Majid Abro tendered his resignation on Friday.

Abro, who replaced Mir Amanullah Notezai after the latter signed the no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, sent his resignation to Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai today.

Moreover, Minister for Labour and Manpower Rahat Jamali also tendered her resignation amid speculations that a few more lawmakers would be following the same trend.

"More ministers and advisers will follow these resignations," former home minister Sarfraz Bugti said adding that Zehri had lost the majority in the house and change was imperative as per the democratic principle, Dawn News reported.

The latest resignations have arrived following Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's meeting with JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Thursday night where the premier requested Fazl to support PML-N's Balochistan government.

The PML-N government in Balochistan led by Zehri met a crisis earlier this week when a few MPAs from treasury benches filed a no-confidence motion following which home minister Sarfraz Bugti and fisheries minister Sarfaraz Domki jumped off the govt's boat.

Zehri's coalition partners the Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) and the National Party (NP) publicly provided succour to him though one of NP's own MPA was among signatories of the motion.

The writer is a civil servant.

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PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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