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PTI announces countrywide protest against 'rigging' in Elections 2024

03:21 PM | 16 Feb, 2024
PTI announces countrywide protest against 'rigging' in Elections 2024
Source: social media

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will hold a countrywide protest tomorrow (Saturday) against what it calls the massive and unprecedented rigging in general elections 2024. 

The embattled party made the announcement in a social media post on X, saying the peaceful protests will be staged at 12 noon across the country. 

It further claimed that it won 180 National Assembly seats in the Feb 8 polls but its two-thirds majority in Parliament has been cut down to half. 

Separately, PTI held a press conference, for national and international media, where they present original, signed Forms 45 as proof of extensive “electoral fraud” in compilation of the results of General Elections 2024.

Addressing the press conference, PTI Central Information Secretary Raoof Hasan called the elections “biggest voter fraud” in the history of the country.

“According to our estimates, out of 177 seats which were supposed to be ours, only 92 have been given to us. And 85 seats have been taken away from us fraudulently,” he said while announcing that his party would take constitutional and legal steps against it.

He said there were clear discrepancies between From 45 and the Form 47 used to compile the elections results.

PTI’s Shandana Gulzar also gave a presentation on alleged rigging in the general elections. She said the PTI got 1.25 million votes in Karachi but it did not secure a single seat.

She said the PTI bagged 13.6 million votes in Punjab and was given 55 seats. She called it a joke with the people of Pakistan.

She said that the party was winning 42 seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province but when the results were revealed the party was given 37.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. 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 - 21 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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