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Exchange of fire in PPP and BAP clash during PB-21 vote recount leaves 2 dead, 13 injured

11:35 PM | 14 Feb, 2024
Exchange of fire in PPP and BAP clash during PB-21 vote recount leaves 2 dead, 13 injured
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During a vote recount on the Balochistan Assembly's PB-21 seat, two parties, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) engaged in violent conflict that resulted in two fatalities and thirteen wounded. 

Muhammad Saleh Bhutani, the candidate for the Balochistan National Party (BAP), won with 30,910 votes, according to the unofficial and unverified results of PB-21.

Senior Superintendent (SSP) HUB Manzoor Buledi said that during a vote recount on the PB-21 seat of the Balochistan Assembly from Hub, there was an armed confrontation between two parties.

According to SSP, the fire incident was reported last night outside Civic Centre, the location of the provincial assembly seat vote recount. After learning of the firing event, the police party arrived on the scene and took three suspects into custody using Kalashnikov. 

He verified that two people had died and 13 people are injured including one in critical condition.

Frontier Corps has been stationed in the region, according to SSP Buledi, to maintain law and order. 

It is pertinent to mention here that on February 11, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ordered a recount of the ballots in the PB-21 seat and halted the election results. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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