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Imran Khan nominates Ali Amin Gandapur as KP chief minister

01:54 PM | 13 Feb, 2024
Imran Khan nominates Ali Amin Gandapur as KP chief minister

PESHAWAR – Embattled Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) swept elections 2024 in northwestern region Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and now party founder nominated Ali Amin Gandapur for the post of chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Imran Khan, the former prime minister who has been in jail since August last year, confirmed Gandapur’s nomination to journalists in a formal conversation.

Khan, 71, said his party will not negotiate with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) for coalition government.

In crucial election of Dera Ismail Khan - NA-44, PTI stalwart Ali Amin Gandapur defeated Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. He received 92,244 votes.

Who is Ali Amin Gandapur?

Gandapur a known politician who served as Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan from October 5, 2018, until April 10, 2022.

He was a member of the Provincial Assembly of KP from 2013 to 2018, where he held position of Provincial Minister for Revenue. He belonged to politically influential Pashtun family in DI Khan, with his father, Major (r) Aminullah Gandapur, also being active in politics, and his brother, Sardar Faisal Amin Khan Gandapur, also involved in the political landscape. 

Gandapur received his education from schools in Dera Ismail Khan and provincial capital Peshawar, and pursued his BA (honors) from Gomal University.

He started his political career with his election to the Provincial Assembly of KP in 2013 as a member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party. In 2018 polls, he secured a seat in the National Assembly of Pakistan from Constituency NA-38. 

Read more: PTI leader Ali Amin Gandapur’s father dies of heart attack 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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