LAHORE – Pakistan is finally heading to general elections in February next year after year of political turmoil since the ouster of former prime minister Imran Khan, and now political bigwigs are drawing out strategies to counter rivals.
Amid the political meetings, Nawaz led PML-N and Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) engaged in discussions for seat adjustments. Jahangir Tareen presented a list of constituencies in Punjab where both parties could rake in votes but his party president dismissed rumours regarding seat adjustment.
Dismissing rumours about seat adjustment with PML-N, Aleem said IPP Central Executive Committee is yet to decide on issue of seat adjustment with PML-N, saying party’s key membetrs will make the decision soon.
He called alliances acceptable in current politics, but mentioned to refrain from turning political disagreements into interpersonal conflicts.
Aleem was of the view that meetings of political bigwigs embrace goodwill gesture and are not about discussing any specific agenda.
Sharing his thoughts about seat adjustment with PPP, he said the two sides have not contacted formally on the issue of the seat adjustment.
Aleem again hurled salvos at Imran Khan, saying PTI founder was behind sending opponents to jail during his tenure,and mentioned that PTI harmed the country. The former PTI chairman should face the cases against him."
The IPP president talked about the newly-appointed PTI chief, Barrister Gohar. "I have never met Barrister Gohar. He was part of the PPP, and I had nothing to do with the PPP," Aleem Khan maintained.
Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.
On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.
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