Justice (retd) Arshad Hussain Shah picked as interim KP CM

01:14 PM | 12 Nov, 2023
Justice (retd) Arshad Hussain Shah picked as interim KP CM

PESHAWAR – Justice (r) Arshad Hussain Shah was picked as caretaker chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday, following the demise of former CM Azam Khan a day earlier.

The confirmation of this decision came from Mahmood Khan, former PTI leader and CM.

The choice of Justice Arshad Hussain Shah was made after Mahmood and opposition leader Akram Khan Durrani convened a meeting to discuss and consult on the appointment of the new caretaker CM.

“We reached consensus on the name of Justice Arshad Hussain Shah,” Mahmood stated.

On Saturday, KP Governor Haji Ghulam Ali had sent letters to Mahmood and Durrani, inviting them to commence the consultation process under Article 224(1A) of the Constitution for the appointment of the next chief minister. In these letters, the governor emphasized the constitutional obligation and specified that, according to the Constitution, the process should be concluded within three days.

The decision comes a day after caretaker CM Muhammad Azam Khan passed away due to a heart attack. He was appointed as the caretaker chief minister in January this year following the dissolution of the provincial assembly by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government.

His demise plunged KP into a constitutional crisis, after which meetings to appoint the province's new chief executive accelerated on Sunday, official sources said.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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