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PML-N emerges largest party after polls: Shehbaz

03:09 PM | 13 Feb, 2024
PML-N emerges largest party after polls: Shehbaz
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LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday insisted that his party has emerged as largest political party after election 2024 amid PTI’s allegations of fraud and rigging in the polls.

Addressing a press conference, the former prime minister admitted that the number of independent candidates is obviously greaten but when it comes to the political parties, the PML-N is the largest party in country.

He said that independent candidates backed by PTI can form a government in the Centre if they are ready to show majority in lower house of the parliament.

“We will welcome them and happily sit in opposition,” Shehbaz Sharif said, adding that the PML-N will use its constitutional and legal right if the independents failed to form the government. He said the number of seats held by the PML-N reached to 80 in National Assembly after some independent candidates joined his party.

He asserted that the PML-N has a majority in Punjab. He further said that he continued to hold his ground that Nawaz Sharif will be the candidate for the prime minister’s slot.

While talking about prevailing economic crisis in the country, he said the new government will have to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for another loan package.

Shehbaz further said a consultation process is underway to make alliance with the PPP and other parties for forming the government in Centre.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

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 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 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 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
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 207.1 209.1
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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