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Punjab Assembly approves wheat support price at Rs2,000 per 40kg

10:24 PM | 9 Nov, 2020
Punjab Assembly approves wheat support price at Rs2,000 per 40kg

LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly on Monday approved the recommendations of Agriculture Committee to set the wheat support price to Rs 2,000.

The House gave approval during its current session which started two hours and 25 minutes behind its scheduled time with Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi in the chair.

During the session, Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Ellahi directed the Agriculture and other departments concerned to submit a report within two weeks in PA regarding implementation on new wheat support price.

It may be mentioned here that today the meeting of Agriculture Committee led by Chaudhry Parvaiz Elahi was held in Punjab Assembly, which gave recommendations to set wheat support price to Rs 2,000 as Punjab's 70 percent population depended on agriculture so it was needed to make decisions for welfare and progress of farmers.

Punjab Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Raja Basharat tabled a resolution pertaining to empowerment of standing committees which was also passed by the House unanimously. After approval of this movement, the parliamentary committee would be empowered to take suo motu notice while the committees could now seek consultative support from any expert. The decision of Chairman of the standing committee could not be challenged at other forums.

Meanwhile, the opposition also staged protest demonstration in front of Speaker's chair over the arrest of PML-N MPA Khawaja Imran Nazir and other leaders.

Later, Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Ellahi adjourned the session till Tuesday (November 10) at 2:00 pm.

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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