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Polling for NA-162 Sahiwal III by-election on July 19

11:54 AM | 12 Jun, 2016
Polling for NA-162 Sahiwal III by-election on July 19
SAHIWAL (Staff Report) - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced that it will hold polling for the NA-162 Sahiwal III by-election, to be held on July 19.

According to an ECP notification, the nomination papers will be submitted by candidates on June 20 and 21, while scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on June 22 and June 23.

The final list of candidate contesting for the by-election will be displayed on July 1, 2016, after a decision had been taken on the objections filed by the candidates.

The constituency has over 300,000 registered voters, out of which about 175,000 are male voters and some 130,000 are female voters.

The seat had fallen vacant, when the Supreme Court of Pakistan upheld a decision of Election Tribunal to declare the election of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Rai Hasan Nawaz Khan on the allegation of not declaring his assets with the ECP.

In the 2013 general elections,  Rai Hasan Nawaz Khan had bagged 88,974 votes while independent candidate Haji Mohammad Ayub Khan got 75,756 votes.

Later on, Haji Ayub had challenged Rai Hasan's victory with an Election Tribunal, alleging that Rai has not declared all of his assets with the Election Commission of Pakistan.

Haji Ayub also accused Rai Hasan Nawaz of being a defaulter of millions of rupees and concealing the facts in his nomination papers.

At which, the Election Tribunal ordered the ECP to hold a by-election on the National Assembly seat, however  Rai Hasan Nawaz Khan moved Supreme Court against the decision. Now, in its verdict, the apex court has also upheld the tribunal's decision, rejecting the plea filed by PTI leader.


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 - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
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 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
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 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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