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Nawaz Sharif invites independent candidates, political parties to form coalition govt

07:44 PM | 9 Feb, 2024
Nawaz Sharif invites independent candidates, political parties to form coalition govt

LAHORE – PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif on Friday claimed that his party had emerged “single-largest party” in general election 2024 and invited all winning candidates and political parties to sit down and form a coalition government to drive Pakistan out of current crises. 

In what is being dubbed as his winning speech despite PML-N is trailing PTI-backed candidates, the former prime minister tasked his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar with holding meetings with leadership of PPP, MQM and other political parties to find a coomon ground. 

“We have to sit together for the betterment of Pakistan,” he stressed, adding that all politicians, parliament and armed forces should play their role for the prosperity of the country.

His party has so far secured 63 National Assembly seats, according to unofficial and unconfirmed results. 

Independent candidates are leading with 91 seats while PPP is at the third spot with 48 seats.

Nawaz Sharif further said that his party had also secured majority in Punjab. "We will serve you in Center and Punjab."

"Pakistan cannot afford any mess at this juncture. We have sit together to address the problems."

On the other hand, PTI has ruled out forming coalition government with PML-N and PPP.

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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) 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 - 20 May 2024

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
Norwegian 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 Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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