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PTI, JUI-F to protest against ‘rigging’ in elections

10:12 AM | 11 Feb, 2024
PTI, JUI-F to protest against ‘rigging’ in elections

ISLAMABAD – Former prime minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Jamiat Ulama-e-Pakistan (JUI-F) have declared protests across the country today, Sunday, condemning alleged “rigging” in the recent national elections.

The 2024 national elections in Pakistan witnessed significant delays in the counting process, sparking suspicions of electoral manipulation and triggering protests from various political factions who claimed their mandate was compromised.

As the final results trickled in late Saturday, independent candidates, predominantly allied with PTI, secured 101 seats in the National Assembly, as per official results released by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won 74 seats. PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Khan asserted on Saturday that the party’s victories had been overturned into defeats on 22 National Assembly seats, including three in Islamabad, four in Sindh, and the remaining in Punjab province.

PTI issued a call for “peaceful protests” across various parts of Punjab against alleged rigging, scheduling demonstrations at Liberty Chowk in Lahore, Ghanta Ghar in Faisalabad, and the Election Commission of Pakistan’s office in Rawalpindi, all at 2:00 p.m.

The JUI-F, a staunch rival of PTI, also announced sit-ins in various locations in Sindh to protest against alleged rigging. The religious party urged its supporters to stage a sit-in on the main highways across Pakistan’s southern Sindh province on Sunday to disrupt key road links.

On Saturday, Maulana Rashid Mehmood Soomro, the provincial leader of JUI-F, led a sit-in outside a temporary ECP office in Sindh’s Sukkur district, alleging manipulation of election results in favour of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Sindh.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s election regulatory authority, a day earlier, ordered repeat voting at 43 polling stations in three national and provincial constituencies due to incidents of theft and destruction of polling materials.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 24 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.2 for buying and 296.2 for selling while British Pound hovers at 339.5 for buying, and 343 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.25. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.2 296.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 339.5 343
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.25 73.95
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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