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Government employees refusing to perform election duty to be arrested

06:14 PM | 6 Feb, 2024
Government employees refusing to perform election duty to be arrested
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ISLAMABAD – The caretaker government has ordered the arrest of civil servants refusing to perform duty for upcoming general elections scheduled to take place on Feb 8.

Reports said authorities have issued arrest warrants more than 300 officials absent from election duty from PS-74 of Sujawal-II constituency in Sindh.

The Returning Officers (ROs) have asked the police officials to arrest and produce the employees who are absent from the duty. 

Arrest warrants have been issued for medical officers, teachers and other government employees who are showing reluctance in this regard. 

An official told media that most of civil servants are attending the duties, adding that an action was being taken against those who are absent. 

The deadline for election campaigns by all political parties will end tonight while the voting will be held on February 8 across the country. 

According to election regulations, campaigning will end precisely at midnight on the night between February 6 and 7.

 The ECP cautions that candidates engaging in political activities after the deadline will face legal consequences.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 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 - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
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 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
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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