PML-N senator admits voting for PPP candidate

09:57 AM | 13 Mar, 2018
PML-N senator admits voting for PPP candidate
ISLAMABAD - Opposition-backed Mir Sadiq Sanjrani was elected as the new chairman of the upper house of Pakistan’s Parliament on Monday, leaving the ruling party in shock.

The independent candidate, who was backed by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), secured 57 votes out of a total 103, while Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)’s candidate Raja Zafarul Haq bagged 47 votes.

Opposition candidate Saleem Mandviwala has clinched the slot of deputy chairman by beating PML-N's Usman Khan Kakar.

Following the PML-N's defeat, rumours rife in the media that some party's own lawmakers have voted for opposition's candidates. Reports suggest the ruling party has decided to probe into the matter to trace lawmakers who voted against the party.

Amid these claims, a senator from PML-N, Kalsoom Parveen, took to social media and publicly announced in a video message that she did not vote for party-backed candidate Usman Kakar. Parveen added that she had voted for PPP's candidate Saleem Mandviwala.

"For the top Senate slot, I have given the vote to PML-N's candidate Raja Zafarul Haq as he is a senior politician," she revealed.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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