Pakistan's political parties amp up campaigns as electioneering ends today

11:23 AM | 6 Feb, 2024
Pakistan's political parties amp up campaigns as electioneering ends today
Source: pml.n.official/Facebook

LAHORE – With some hours to go until the deadline of February 8 general elections, electioneering picked up steam in Pakistan as political parties approached voters in their areas.

February 6 marks the end of election campaigning for the upcoming February 8 general elections, in accordance with constitutional regulations. 

As per the latest announcement, Pakistan People’s Party will end its election campaign with power show in its stronghold Larkana. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Aseefa Bhutto and other central leaders of the party will address the public meeting.

PML-N, the favorite party for next polls, will end its election campaign with final election power show in Kasur. Sharif, and his key aides attend the party’s public meeting at Railway Ground on 2:00 PM.

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has successfully distributed 260 million ballot papers to district returning officers (DROs) for the impending polls.

As deadline ends today, ECP spokesperson warned that legal consequences will ensue if election regulations are breached after the given time.

The spokesperson of top electoral body clarified that valid ID card is necessary for voting. However, individuals with expired cards can still cast their ballot by presenting the original card to election officials.

The spokesperson attributed the timely completion of the crucial responsibility to distribute voting material to the dedicated efforts and organised planning of the Commission’s staff.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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