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. 

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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