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Re-polling underway in PK-23 Shangla

11:20 AM | 10 Sep, 2018
Re-polling underway in PK-23 Shangla
PESHAWAR - The process of re-polling in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly's PK-23, Shangla is underway after the results in the constituency were declared invalid by the Election Commission of Pakistan due to low female voter turnout during the general election 2018.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI Shaukat Yousafzai, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal’s (MMA) Muhammad Yaar, Awami National Party’s (ANP) Umer Zada and Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Afsar-ul-Mulk are among 13 candidates contesting the elections.

The voting process started at 8am and will continue till 6pm without any break while 135 polling stations have been established in the constituency.

Earlier, PTI's Yousafzai emerged victorious in general elections but the ECP had withheld the notification regarding his victory.

The order came on Tuesday after the Chief Election Commissioner, Justice (retd) Sardar Mahmood Raza headed a five-member commission and discussed the low female voter turn-out in PK-23, Shangla constituency from where Yousafzai had won during the July 25 polls.

During the meeting, neither the petitioner nor the winning candidate appeared before the commission owing to which the five members decided to withhold the notification in another blow to the party that had lost a provincial seat owing to vote recount in PK-70.

PTI's central leader from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Yousafzai had won from PK-23, Shangla with 17,399 votes in the 2018 General Election.

According to the ECP data, 86,698 women were registered to vote in the constituency, however, only 3,505 women cast their votes in violation of ECP regulations.

Ahead of the elections, the electoral body had declared that results of any constituency would be declared invalid if the female turnout would be lower than 10 percent.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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