ISLAMABAD – Ahead of by-elections in 93 constituencies of Punjab, KP, and the National Assembly, the Pakistan Army has excused itself from deploying troops outside polling stations.
Reports in local media said the defense ministry, in its response to a request from the Election Commission of Pakistan, apologised for the static deployment of Army, Rangers, and FC personnel for the upcoming by-elections, saying the deployment of the security forces not feasible under current circumstances.
MOD reacted as General Headquarters (GHQ) turned down the request from providing troops for deployment for security during the upcoming polls.
In its response, GHQ said the static deployment of armed forces during the conduct of By-Election on 64 National Assembly seats in four provinces and the conduct of provincial assembly elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa remains unfeasible, and mentioned that Pakistan Rangers Punjab troops can be provided in 2nd Tier (QRF mode) for conduct of NA by-election in Rajanpur on 26 February.
It was reported that armed forces were currently engaged in border management and internal security management in wake of the terror resurgence.
Earlier, the top electoral watchdog requested the deployment of forces and paramilitary personnel for the by-election and the provincial general elections.
Last month, the Ministry of Interior informed the ECP about the unavailability of troops for local bodies elections in Sindh.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 24, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||343.5||347|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||35.92||36.27|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.66||178.66|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,500 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,730.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Karachi||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Islamabad||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Peshawar||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Quetta||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Sialkot||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Attock||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Gujranwala||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Jehlum||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Multan||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Gujrat||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Nawabshah||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Chakwal||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Hyderabad||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Nowshehra||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Sargodha||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Faisalabad||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
|Mirpur||PKR 205,500||PKR 2,350|
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