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ECP announces appointment of Returning Officers as it prepares for general elections 2024

09:23 AM | 12 Dec, 2023
ECP announces appointment of Returning Officers as it prepares for general elections 2024
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ISLAMABAD – Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is mobilising resources in preparation for the general elections that are slated to be held in February 2024.

With the political parties launching their political campaigns ahead of upcoming polls, the top poll regulator appointed Returning Officers (ROs), District Returning Officers (DROs), and Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) for 859 constituencies.

The electoral watchdog released notifications, appointing officials tasked with overseeing poll process.  The authority appointed Islamabad deputy commissioner as the DRO for the federal capital.

It also appointed 36 District Returning Officers DROs for the National Assembly and provincial assembly seats in KP; 41 in Punjab; 30 in Sindh province and 36 DROs in sparsely populated Balochistan.

At least 266 Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers are picked for National Assembly seats.

In a similar development, Election Commission of Pakistan has exchanged election commissioners for Sindh and Balochistan provinces.

It notified Aijaz Anwer Chohan as the provincial election commissioner for Balochistan and Sharifullah as the provincial election commissioner for Sindh.

As the country of 240 million approaches its next elections, with voting scheduled for February 8, 2024, the political landscape is buzzing with major activity. Amid the current situation, the political landscape is witnessing a tense contest between the PPP and PML-N, and PTI.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
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 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 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 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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