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Karachi braces for simultaneous PPP, PTI power shows

11:27 AM | 12 May, 2018
Karachi braces for simultaneous PPP, PTI power shows
KARACHI - Two leading political parties of Pakistan are all set for flexing their muscles in Pakistan's port city today to bag the support of voters ahead of forthcoming general elections.

Pakistan Peoples Party, led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will stage a rally at Bagh-e-Jinnah while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will hold its power show near Aladdin Park in Karachi.

According to media reports, the stage is being set and around 40,000 chairs are being placed at Bagh-e-Jinnah for PPP's power show, where the security has been beefed up.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah arrived at Bagh-e-Jinnah to oversee preparations ahead of the rally where the jubilant workers have already started gathering.

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is expected to address the rally at 4:00 pm; at the same time, the PTI chairman Imran Khan, will address his party loyalists.

Earlier on May 8, Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi witnessed violence for one more time when the PTI and PPP workers clashed with each other in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of the city.

The skirmish escalated after both the parties decided to hold a political gathering on the same day (May 12) at the Hakeem Saeed Shaheed Ground.

The war of words quickly escalated to violence, with several workers injured in the clashes that ensued.

However, the tussle came to an end after the PPP chairman invited Imran to hold his rally at Hakeem Saeed Ground in Karachi.

Afterwards, Imran Khan's party decided to change the venue of their rally to Aladdin Park.

Moreover, Awami National Party (ANP) will also hold a rally in Karachi today at Bacha Khan Chowk in Banaras.

An ANP spokesperson said they will hold a Quran Khwani for May 12 martyrs ahead of their rally as well.


PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
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 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
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 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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