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PTI walks out as NA session to elect new PM concludes

04:29 PM | 11 Apr, 2022
PTI walks out as NA session to elect new PM concludes
Source: Radio Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has boycotted the National Assembly session which was convened to elect a new Leader of the House as all of its lawmakers walked out in protest.

NA session to elect a new prime minister of the country has begun after former PM Imran Khan was denotified from office through a no-confidence motion submitted by the joint opposition. PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif, PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and other opposition leaders are present in the hall.

Earlier in the session, deputy speaker Qasim Suri revealed the reasons behind his ruling, which was revoked by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Suri said he took the decision as a ‘responsible Pakistani and deputy speaker of the NA’.

Referring to the diplomatic communiqué, he said the cable was discussed during the meeting of the National Security Committee in the federal cabinet and a parliamentary committee meeting. He mentioned that it was proven that the ‘foreign conspiracy is behind regime change in Pakistan’.

Former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also took the floor after Suri made a clarification about his ruling that was widely condemned. Lambasting the PDM alliance, Qureshi alleged there are also some people sitting in the assembly who were involved in the murder of former PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

He announced that the party has decided to boycott the prime minister's election process in the National Assembly session. Later, PTI and its allies walked out of the assembly hall while chanting slogans against the PDM alliance.

Meanwhile, PTI also decided to resign from National Assembly after the ousted PM said that he would not sit in the assemblies with ‘thieves’.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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