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Zardari restrains Sindh CM from implementing salary raise order

10:09 AM | 15 Oct, 2017
Zardari restrains Sindh CM from implementing salary raise order
KARACHI - Pakistan Peoples Party’s co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari taking notice of the massive increase in salaries of Sindh's legislators has barred the chief minister from implementing the order.

Senior party leader Farhatullah Babar said the former president had directed Murad Ali not to implement the order due to the crumbling economic situation of the country, local media reported.

On Saturday, the Sindh CM in an absurd move in a country battling hefty loans and economic crisis approved a summary to increase his own salary by more than 300 percent.

Earlier the chief minister used to draw Rs35000, which has now been increased to Rs150,000. The house rent and maintenance allowance now stands at Rs140,000.

The decision came after the provincial assembly recently approved a bill for an increase in the salaries of members of the provincial assembly.

Salary, allowances, perks, and privileges of each lawmaker of the Sindh Assembly have also jumped from Rs72,600 to Rs145,000 per month with effect from July 1, 2017.

Official documents show the salary of the speaker has been increased from Rs80,000 to Rs150,000. The deputy speaker will now get Rs140,000 instead of Rs70,000.

The government has also approved a staggering increase of up to 50 percent in basic salary of each MPA.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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