Raja Riaz quits PPP to join PTI

11:21 AM | 13 May, 2016
Raja Riaz quits PPP to join PTI
FAISALABAD (Staff Report) - Former member Punjab Assembly Raja Riaz Ahmad has announced to quit Pakistan People's Party (PPP) to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), after having been ignored by the senior party leadership for three years.

In a statement, Raja Riaz said that his differences with the party leadership had widened in the last three years. I have decided to quit the party and join PTI, he declared.

He further stated that he is in contact with the PTI leadership and will formally join the political party during its upcoming rally in Faisalabad. I am a political worker and will continue to serve my people at every level, Riaz said.

Raja Riaz was elected as an MPA on the PPP ticket in the 2008 General Elections. He assumed the office of Punjab Senior Minister in the PPP-PMLN coalition government that same year. However, afterwards, he became Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly when PPP quit the coalition government.

He contested the 2013 General Elections on the PPP ticket, but was defeated by a PML-N candidate.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

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 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 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 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
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 207 209
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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