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MQM lawmakers submit resignations in NA

03:10 PM | 12 Aug, 2015
MQM lawmakers submit resignations in NA
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - Muttahida Qaumi Movment (MQM) lawmakers on Wednesday submitted their resignations in National Assembly while expressing their serious concerns over ongoing Karachi Operation.

Speaker National Assembly Ayyaz Sadiq received resignations from as many as twenty three MQM members after a due process of personal verification that all resignations have been submitted with out any pressure.

The resignations were forwarded to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) afterwards.

Earlier Sadiq, while talking media, said that all resignation would be accepted if submitted without any pressure.

Meanwhile, MQM MPAs in the Sindh Assembly have submitted their resignations. According to MQM leader Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hasan, 51 party MPAs tendered their resignations which were hand written.

MQM leader Farooq Sattar, while addressing in NA, alleged that Sindh Rangers have been favoring Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) while cornering MQM in Karachi operation.

Sattar, while speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, said MQM is being victimized as the party’s arrested workers are not being produced in courts. He further alleged that over 40 workers of his party had been killed extra-judicially.

Sattar further added that an unannounced ban has been enforced on social and charitable activities of the party while television channels have been instructed against live broadcast of MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s speeches.

MQM lawmaker, while concluding his speech in NA, said the decision of resignations from all electoral houses is final and would not be reversed. He chanted slogan 'Pakistan Zindabaad, Quaid-e-Azam Paindibaad' and stepped out of National Assembly.


Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


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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