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PPP election candidate Zulfiqar Shah injured in Mirpurkhas gun attack 

10:53 AM | 6 Feb, 2024
PPP election candidate Zulfiqar Shah injured in Mirpurkhas gun attack 
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MIRPUR KHAS – As country of 241 million gear up for the February 8 elections, campaigning in some parts of the country has been muted while many election candidates are wounded or even killed.

As the current polls are holding under shadow of security threats, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) candidate from Mirpur Khas Zulfiqar Shah suffered injuries in gun attack.

Local cops told media that unidentified attackers opened fire at PPP candidate from PS-46, and managed to escape from the scene. Six to seven bullets were fired at Shah's vehilce car, leaving the political candidate injured.

Zulfiqar Shah was then moved from Mirpur Khas for immediate medical assistance.

Last week, three children were injured in grenade attack on election office of PPP candidate in the Hub, Quetta.

Election Commission took notice of the attack and sought a report from the chief secretary and IG Balochistan.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 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 - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
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 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76


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