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Troops' deployment begin in Punjab cities for security of elections 2024

04:51 PM | 6 Feb, 2024
Troops' deployment begin in Punjab cities for security of elections 2024
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LAHORE – Authorities have started deployment of army troops in Lahore and other cities of Punjab for the peaceful conduct of the upcoming general elections scheduled for February 8.

Reports said the Home Department has deployed military soldiers in Lahore, Kasur and Sheikhupura to ensure security while contingents will be deployed in Chakwal, Jhelum, Sargodha, Multan, Faisalabad, Mandi Bahhauddin and other districts by tomorrow. 

The administration of all districts is in the contact with Pakistan Army in this regard. 

A spokesperson of the home department said that its top priority was to maintain law and order situation during the elections. All preparations related to holding the elections were being reviewed, the official said. 

Earlier, the caretaker federal government approved the deployment of Pakistan Army troops during the general elections. 

Electioneering across the Pakistan has reached its climax as the general elections are set to be held on Thursday. 


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
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
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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