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Who will be next KP Chief Minister? A look at the probables

10:05 AM | 13 Feb, 2024
Who will be next KP Chief Minister? A look at the probables
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PESHAWAR – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf swept elections 2024 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the question on everyone's lips now is who the next chief minister will be in the country’s northwestern region.

As PTI repeated its 2018 sweep in 2024, the situation is not the same as top provincial leaders distanced themselves from Imran Khan and new characters emerged. As election dust settles in, speculation rife for potential candidates for the chief minister position in the province's next term.

Names of several candidates have surfaced as potential contenders for the coveted role. Those who are likely to rule KP include Ali Amin Gandapur, ex-speaker Mushtaq Ghani, former minister Atif Khan, and Shakeel Khan. Some other names are also being considered.

Meanwhile, the party has not convened any official meetings to finalize a candidate for KP CM post.

The final decision for the chief minister will be made by Imran Khan, who remains in jail since August last year.

Picking CM will be a crucial decision for PTI in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where they secured the most seats despite fielding independent candidates. With several groups competing for power, it's unclear who will ultimately earn Imran Khan's nod for the coveted role.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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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