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Elections 2024: Delays reported in polling process amid cellular, internet services outage

09:34 AM | 8 Feb, 2024
Elections 2024: Delays reported in polling process amid cellular, internet services outage
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With millions of voters heading to polls across Pakistan, internet and mobile phone services shutdowns marred the polling process.

Amid no or limited internet and phone services, the polling process has been delayed at various stations due to technical, and logistical issues.

In many polling stations in Punjab, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the polling materials have not yet been distributed while in many regions, polling staff has not received the necessary materials.

In country's largest city Karachi, polling process at NA-232 polling stations remains suspended due to the non-availability of polling boxes and the absence of polling agents.

At PS-2, polling remains suspended in wake of incomplete preparations at polling station.

Ghotki's NA-198 Dharki also saw haphazard polling process with absence of polling agents.

Pakistan started polling process for the general elections as 128 million voters are heading to polls to vote for nearly 18,000 candidates contesting the General Elections 2024 on February 8 for 1,125 seats in the National Assembly and four provincial assemblies.

Thursday is a public holiday in Pakistan to make polling process more convenient for the voters to exercise their right to vote.

As the country saw subdued election campaign, excited voters rushed to the polling station before time. Pakistan established over 90000 polling stations in all four provinces.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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