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PPP's Raza Rabbani elected unopposed as Senate chairman

11:54 AM | 12 Mar, 2015
PPP's Raza Rabbani elected unopposed as Senate chairman
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Pakistan People's Party’s Mian Raza Rabbani was elected unopposed to the top slot in Senate on Thursday.

Reports said he was a consensus candidate for the top office.

For the office of Deputy chairman, sources said, the political parties have agreed on JUI-F’s Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri who was elected Senator from Balochistan.

Newly elected Senators took oath as members of the Upper House before electing a new Senate chairman and deputy chairman in the Senate session at Parliament House.


The elections for the post of Senate chairman and deputy chairman will be held at 3pm today.

The ruling PML-N and opposition parties had earlier agreed to support Senator Raza Rabbani, the PPP’s candidate for the office of Senate chairman. As per reports, opposition parties will select a candidate from the JUI-F for the post of deputy chairman.

The Senate session began with Senator Ishaq Dar in the chair. He was nominated by the president as the Presiding Officer to administer oath to newly elected lawmakers.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 17 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 16, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro stands at 296.25 for buying and 299 for selling while British Pound rate is 344.5 for buying, and 348 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.15 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.05
Euro EUR 296.25 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.5 348
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.15 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.50 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 180.5 182.2
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.77 747.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.61 35.96
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 904.28 913.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.45 169.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.95
Omani Riyal OMR 722.59 730.59
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 306.51 309.01
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72

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