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Pakistani singer Abrar Ul Haq bows out of elections 2024, urges public to vote

11:14 PM | 7 Feb, 2024
Pakistani singer Abrar Ul Haq bows out of elections 2024, urges public to vote
Source: Abrar Ul Haq (Instagram)

In a surprising turn of events, popular Pakistani singer and politician Abrarul Haq has announced his withdrawal from the general elections scheduled for February 8th, 2024.

Despite recently severing ties with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, Haq revealed on Twitter his inability to meet the deadline for withdrawing his nomination papers.

He stressed the importance of every single vote in shaping the nation's future and urged the public to actively participate in the democratic process by exercising their right to vote. He reminded citizens that polling stations will be open nationwide from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on election day.

Haq left the PTI party in May 2023 after violent events in the country led to protests and worries about safety. Many other party members also left then.

The arrest of PTI founder and former Prime Minister Imran Khan ignited nationwide protests, prompting many party members, including Haq, to re-evaluate their affiliations. Haq, known for his philanthropic work with the children of martyrs and his background in politics and the military, cited a lack of shared purpose as the reason for his departure from PTI. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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