Former Law Minister Zahid Hamid withdraws from upcoming general elections

04:41 PM | 11 May, 2018
Former Law Minister Zahid Hamid withdraws from upcoming general elections
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker and former law minister Zahid Hamid has announced that he will not contest the upcoming general elections.

Hamid made the remarks as he expressed his views on the recently announced budget on the floor of the house.

“I was elected as a member of the National Assembly (MNA) thrice but I have now decided that my son will contest elections,” Hamid said on Friday.

The lawmaker continued that after a thorough probe, it was confirmed that he had no role in the controversial amendment regarding the Finality of Prophethood declaration, in Election Act 2017.

“Raja Zafarul Haq report into the incident was submitted in the Islamabad High Court which was satisfied with the report. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi clarified that I had no role in the entire episode,” Hamid asserted.

Zahid Hamid had tendered his resignation as law minister in November last year in the wake of protests by a religious party at Islamabad’s Faizabad interchange.

The resignation was tendered in line with the agreement, brokered by a senior officer of Pak Army Major General Faiz Hameed, according to which the government released the detained workers of Tehreek e Labbaik Pakistan.

The writer is a civil servant.


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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