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Names of Punjab cabinet members finalized, oath-taking today

11:59 PM | 5 Mar, 2024
Names of Punjab cabinet members finalized, oath-taking today
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LAHORE – The 25-member Punjab cabinet consisting of ministers and special assistants is set to take oath at Governor's House on March 6.

According to a senior official at Governor's House, arrangements for the ceremony have been finalized. Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman would administer the oath at 4pm.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) insiders say that names for the cabinet positions have been finalized by the party supremo Nawaz Sharif.

In the new Punjab cabinet, Marriyum Aurangzeb is likely to get the ministry of planning and development and forests and Azma Bukhari is likely to become the provincial minister for information and culture. Khawaja Imran Nazir is set to become the minister for primary health, Bilal Yasin is likely to be entrusted the ministry of food and Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman will get the excise ministry.

In Maryam Nawaz’s initial cabinet configuration, Khalid Jaja will be given the Ministry of Agriculture, while Faisal Ayub Khokhar is expected to take charge of the Ministry of Housing and Sports. Additionally, Khawaja Salman Rafique and Rana Iskandar Hayat are also poised to join the 25-member cabinet.

Rana Sanaullah and Parvez Rasheed are also expected to secure ministerial positions in Maryam Nawaz’s cabinet, while Shafay Hussain, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and son of Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, is likely to be bestowed with a ministry.

Sources from the PML-N maintain that Sher Ali Gorchani and Zohaib Bharath will be included in the Punjab cabinet. Leaders from the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) will also be accommodated in the cabinet.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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