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Formation of coalition govt Pakistan’s ‘internal matter’: US

02:32 PM | 15 Feb, 2024
Formation of coalition govt Pakistan’s ‘internal matter’: US

The United States stated that discussions regarding the establishment of a coalition government in Pakistan are regarded as the nation’s “internal affair,” reiterating the demand for Islamabad to thoroughly investigate allegations of electoral fraud from last week’s national polls.

During a press briefing on Wednesday, US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller was asked to comment on Imran Khan’s exclusion from a Pakistani coalition government despite his backed candidates winning the most seats.

Miller responded, emphasizing that it’s ultimately Pakistan’s internal matter and highlighting that such coalition formations are common in parliamentary systems when no party achieves a majority.

A reporter queried Miller on how Washington was handling pressure from certain American lawmakers urging non-acceptance of Pakistan’s elections unless allegations of rigging are thoroughly investigated. Miller underscored the US’s call for a probe into rigging allegations as the appropriate step and reiterated that this stance applies not only to Pakistan but globally. He emphasized that despite concerns, the elections in Pakistan were competitive, and the US looks forward to collaborating with the government elected by the Pakistani people once formed.

The general elections on Feb 8 concluded without any party securing a clear majority to independently form a government. Independent candidates supported by incarcerated former Prime Minister Imran Khan garnered the highest number of seats. However, as they were unable to contest elections under Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) emerged as the party with the most seats, followed by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

PTI, led by Khan, has declared victory in the polls, asserting that its affiliated candidates secured the highest number of seats. Khan, in a message from prison on Tuesday, cautioned adversaries against forming a government through “illegitimate votes,” warning of adverse impacts on the country’s economy.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 24 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.2 for buying and 296.2 for selling while British Pound hovers at 339.5 for buying, and 343 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.25. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.2 296.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 339.5 343
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.25 73.95
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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