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Has Ch Sarwar replaced Shah Mehmood Qureshi in PTI?

04:38 PM | 7 Oct, 2015
Has Ch Sarwar replaced Shah Mehmood Qureshi in PTI?
LAHORE (Staff Report) - It seems Chaudhry Sarwar - the former Punjab governor who left the ruling party to join PTI in February this year - has stolen the limelight from PTI deputy chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

While Mr Sarwar is campaigning door-to-door for the highly-publicised NA-122 by-poll, the absence of Mr Qureshi hasn't gone unnoticed.

Shah Mehmmod Qureshi, who holds prime importance in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf second to party chief Imran Khan, even missed the October 4 rally in Lahore where PTI showed political muscles as part of electioneering in NA-122.

Sources claim Mr Qureshi has been facing bad times in party after being sidelined by the chairman, Imran Khan, just like Javed Hashmi, who eventually quit the party during last year's sit-ins at D-Chowk.

Shah Mehmood was also unhappy on the addition of Ch Sarwar in PTI, the sources told Daily Pakistan. He was reported to be highly concerned when Imran Khan appointed the former governor as the Organiser of party's Punjab chapter. Qureshi had categorically opposed the appointment of Sarwar at any key post in the party.

Another source believed the role of Qureshi has been confined to the matters related to southern Punjab only, while Chaudhry Sarwar oversees the party matters in central Punjab.

In a recent interview, PTI chairman Imran Khan also confirmed that his party has divided the electoral campaign for upcoming Local Bodies elections in different parts of the country. Shah Mehmood has been tasked to lead electioneering in southern Punjab and interior Sindh.

Mr Qureshi has been a prominent political figure of Pakistan during last decades. He served as Foreign minister during the last PPP government led by Yousuf Raza Gilani. Qureshi was also the candidate of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) to run for Prime Minister's office in 2002.

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.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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