PML-N's Jahangir Khanzada wins PP-16 by-poll

05:10 PM | 6 Oct, 2015
PML-N's Jahangir Khanzada wins PP-16 by-poll
ATTOCK (Web Desk) – The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) candidate Jahangir Khanzada on Tuesday retained the seat of his late father, Shuja Khanzada, in a by-poll in PP-16.

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The went vacant after former home minister Shuja Khanzada was killed in a suicide blast at his political office in Attock.

Jahangir Khandzada bagged 44,286 votes in total 137 polling stations while his opponent got 4,371 votes, according to unofficial results.

The polling began at 8am and continued until 5pm without any pause.

Only two candidates are contesting for by-poll in the PP-16 constituency, which was held under the supervision of army and Rangers.

Jahangir Khanzada, the son of Colonel (retd) Shuja Khanzada, is contesting on a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ticket against Mohammad Naeem, an independent candidate.

No political party fielded its candidate to contest the by-polls against Jahangir Khanzada.

Elaborate security arrangements had been made in wake of the by-poll in Attock district, with some 900 Pakistan Army and Rangers personnel, and about 1500 police personnel deployed inside and outside polling stations.

The Election Commission of Pakistan earlier last week ordered the deployment of army and Rangers both inside and outside polling stations during the by-elections in NA-122 (Lahore), NA-144 (Okara), NA-154 (Lodhran), PP-147 (Lahore) and PP-16 (Attock) constituencies.

According to a spokesman for the commission, the decision was taken because of the volatile law and order situation in the country and on the demand of the Provincial Election Commissioner, Punjab.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Today Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 24 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 24, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.4 for buying and 280.1 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.45.

British Pound rate is 354.5 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.6.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.4  280.1 
Euro EUR 301.35 303.45
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.5 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5  77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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