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JI retains PK-95 seat after close contest with ANP

11:58 PM | 7 May, 2015
JI retains PK-95 seat after close contest with ANP

LOWER DIR (Web Desk) - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has retained the PK-95 (Lower Dir-II) seat with a decisive margin in a male-voters-only by-election, local media reported.

JI’s Lower Dir Ameer (chief) Aizaz-ul-Mulk Afkari scooped up 18,711 while Awami National Party’s (ANP) Bahadur Khan got away with 16,403 votes as the runner-up, according to unofficial results.

On the other hand, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) candidate Anwar Khan secured just 91 votes, independent Obaiduillah Sajid 24 , Liaquat Ali 17, Maulana Ziaul Haq 304, and Mirzada got 102 votes.

A total of 38284 were polled while 1273 votes rejected.

The bye-election was held in the constituency after JI Ameer (chief) Sirajul Haq stepped down as member Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly in the favour of a senatorial seat.

Earlier, voting for the by-elections in PK-95 constituency held peacefully amid tight security arrangements .

There are around 140,743 registered voters for the 85 polling stations across the constituency. Out of a total 85 about 33 polling stations were declared sensitive.

Thouugh, JI chief Sirajul Haq had appealed to the female voters to exercise their right to vote but not a single woman was allowed even go near a polling station, which is why the turnout was alarmingly low and clearly male-dominated.

Women's turnout is usually weak in the most conservative, rural parts of Pakistan, particularly within the tribal belt, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
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 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
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 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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