Caretaker prime minister's name will be finalised today, says PM Shehbaz

12:35 AM | 12 Aug, 2023
Caretaker prime minister's name will be finalised today, says PM Shehbaz
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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Friday that the name of the caretaker prime minister will be finalised by Saturday.

Talking to journalists in the federal on Friday, Sharif said he would consult the coalition partners before making the final decision.

Answering a question, the prime minister said the last 16 months in the government were the toughest days of his political career. He said the previous regime had ruined everything, from economy to diplomatic relations, of the country.

He said with the blessing of Allah Almighty and the cooperation of the coalition partners, the government remained successful in averting default, restoring Pakistan's relations with the brotherly and friendly countries, including China, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Turkiye, and Iran.

The Prime Minister said we have established Special Investment Facilitation Council with the aim to put the country on the path of sustainable development and prosperity. He said SIFC will be a harbinger of the economic development of the country.

Journalists also thanked the Prime Minister and his team for getting passed, ‘The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2023’ from both Houses of the Parliament. They said the bill has linked government advertisements with the salaries of the media workers, which is a great and commendable step toward protecting journalists' rights.

They further appreciated the role of former Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb for the welfare of the journalist community.  

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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