Yousaf Raza Gilani elected Senate chairman unopposed

08:46 AM | 9 Apr, 2024
Yousaf Raza Gilani elected Senate chairman unopposed
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ISLAMABAD – PPP stalwart and former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has been elected as chairman of the Senate and PML-N's Saidal Khan Nasir was elected deputy-chairman unopposed.

Gilani and Nasir had filed their nomination papers early on Tuesday. No other candidates filed their nomination for the two slots.

The election results were announced after newly-elected members of Senate were sworn in.

The Senate Session is being held at Parliament House in capital as the the house will elect its new chairman and deputy chairman on the vacant posts in the aftermath of oath-taking of newly-elected senators.

The newly-elected members of upper house of parliament will take the oath today in the session, and all members will elect new custodians of the house.

Foreign Minister of Pakistan Senator Ishaq Dar is presiding over the Senate meeting as Presiding Officer.

Despite the Senate elections being held on April 2, the Senate meeting could not be convened within the constitutionally mandated 3 days.

President then called for the first meeting of the Senate on April 9. The swearing-in of members and the election of the chairman and deputy chairman is being held on the same day for the first time in recent years.

PPP named Yousuf Raza Gilani as Chairman Senate.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) decided to boycott the election for Senate chairman and deputy chairman. Party leader Ali Zafar in his address called poll 'uncontitutional'.

The opposition party decided to boycott after meeting of core committee where the party urged for delaying the election owing to the postponement of Senate election in KP.

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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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