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US calls for probe into interference, rigging claims in Pakistan’s Elections 2024

Caretaker PM rejects alleged electoral fraud claims

09:03 AM | 13 Feb, 2024
US calls for probe into interference, rigging claims in Pakistan’s Elections 2024
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WASHINGTON - United States again called on Pakistani authorities to probe irregularities in Pakistan’s general elections as protests take place across the country amid rigging allegations.

Election 2024 results gave an unexpected scenario to already crisis-hit country as PTI-backed candidates bagged most seats despite facing crackdown. But with no winner, the country of 240 million remains in state of turmoil as several parties claimed they would be forming a government.

Amid the protests and turmoil, Washington expressed concerns regarding the complexities observed in Elections 2024.

US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller emphasised the imperative of thoroughly looking into allegations of election interference and fraud in compliance with the local laws.

Mr. Miller stressed his commitment to support the rule of law, upholding constitutional principles, ensuring a free media, and encouraging a civil society.

The spokesperson further denounced political violence and cellular and internet service blocking during election period.

For the ongoing discussions among political parties to form Pakistan's new government, Miller stated that it is premature to make any conclusions at the moment.

He highlighted United States' willingness to work with the elected leadership chosen by the Pakistani people.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

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.

Euro currently 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 - 25 Feb 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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