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PTI nominates Dr Arif Alvi as Pakistan's next President

02:42 PM | 18 Aug, 2018
PTI nominates Dr Arif Alvi as Pakistan's next President
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has nominated one of its lawmakers, Dr Arif Alvi as its candidate for the presidential elections.

PTI's spokesperson, Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter on Saturday and announced that Alvi will be contending for the post, for which the elections would be held on September 4.

Dr Arif Aliv has bagged victory in recently held general elections from NA-247 constituency, Karachi, by securing 90,907 votes. He also took oath as the lawmaker for the National Assembly during the inaugural session held on Aug 13.

If the PTI elects Alvi as successor to President Mamnoon Hussain, he will have to resign from the Lower House of the Parliament.

The incumbent Mamnoon Hussain will relinquish his post on September 9th. He was appointed as the state-head five years back by then ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz.

Felicitations Pour In

After being nominated as the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Arif Alvi received scores of congratulatory messages from his fellows and political commentators.


The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 23 April 2024

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 277.5 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 - 23 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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