PPP awards ticket to dead party leader

04:32 PM | 12 Jun, 2018
PPP awards ticket to dead party leader
KARACHI - The political forces in Pakistan have partially completed issuing tickets to the aspiring candidates and as the deadline issued by Election Commission of Pakistan to file nominations papers ended, some blunders were also committed in the process.

Besides Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan Peoples Party has also announced its candidates for the forthcoming elections but surprisingly, it issued a ticket to a party leader who has passed away.

Jam Bijar Khan Jokhio, who died a year ago, was awarded a ticket for PS-79 constituency by Pakistan Peoples Party.

The core cause of gross mistake was that Owais Jokhio, the son of the deceased politician, had submitted an application to get the party ticket to contest upcoming General Elections 2018.

However, the party issued the ticket to his father.

Jam Bijar Khan, chieftain of the Jokhio tribe and a former member of the Sindh Assembly had passed away at the age of 85 in his native village, Jam Goth on 30 May 2017.

A number of tribal chiefs and politicians from across Sindh and Balochistan attended his funeral at Jam Goth.

PPP is not the only party to have overlooked pivotal aspects during the strenuous process of awarding party tickets.

Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf granted party ticket to Nazia Raheel - a political figure who is a staunch worker of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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