Chitral elects its first-ever female candidate

10:27 PM | 11 Feb, 2024
Chitral elects its first-ever female candidate
Source: Social Media

Suraya Bibi, an independent running for the PK-1 Chitral seat in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, has created history by becoming first ever female member assembly from Chitral.

Suraya Bibi has emerged as the first ffemale elected from Chitral to the provincial assembly seat with almost 8,000 votes, she defeated Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Pakistan-Fazl's Shakeel Ahmed.

A total of 130,189 people, 60,645 women and 69,544 males, are registered to vote in the PK-1 Chitral. More than 18,000 voters supported the independent candidate.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Independent candidates supported by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have won and are poised to take office as the province's administration. 

Unofficial results of KP provincial assembly elections indicate that 84 seats have been won by independent candidates so far. The results show that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML N) has won 5 seats, while Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam Pakistan-Fazl has won 7.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.76 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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