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Imran Khan’s finance czar Shaukat Tarin quits PTI, resigns from Senate

05:03 PM | 8 Dec, 2023
Imran Khan’s finance czar Shaukat Tarin quits PTI, resigns from Senate
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LAHORE – Former finance minister Shaukat Tarin has resigned from Senate, the upper house of the parliament, after parting ways with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Tarin, who was a close aid of former PTI chief Imran Khan, revealed it while talking to media in Lahore. It is a latest departure from the embattled PTI as a number of leaders have quit it since the May 9 incidents when party supports had attacked military installations in various cities of the country following the arrest of the former premier.

Tarin was elected as senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on PTI ticket in 2021. He served as finance minister in former PM Imran Khan’s cabinet from Oct 2021 to April 2022.

The former PTI chief and his deputy Shah Mahmood Qureshi are kept in the Adiala Jail in the cipher and other cases. 

Khan was arrested in August earlier this year after an accountability court awarded him jail sentence in the Toshakhana case. 

The conviction was later suspended by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) but the special court established under the Official Secrets Act approved his judicial remand in the cipher case for investigation. 

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
 
26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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