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Shehbaz Sharif to become opposition leader in National Assembly with landslide

08:54 AM | 18 Aug, 2018
Shehbaz Sharif to become opposition leader in National Assembly with landslide
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif is set to become the leader of the opposition in the country’s 15th National Assembly as scores of lawmakers have endorsed him for the post.

As many as 111 legislators have nominated Shehbaz Sharif for the slot and Speaker Asad Qaiser told the house on Friday that he had received Mr Sharif’s nomination for the said post.

According to the numbers game, Shehbaz Sharif would be the opposition leader, however, a formal notification in this regard will be issued on Monday.

Earlier, on Friday, Imran Khan was elected as the premier of the country with 176 votes against the younger Sharif who bagged 96.

The Pakistan Peoples Party had abstained from voting for Shahbaz Sharif for the office of prime minister, however, it appeared that some PPP lawmakers had also recommended Mr Sharif as the opposition leader.

The total strength of the PML-N in the house is 82 followed by Pakistan Peoples Party with 43 MNAs, the Mutahidda Majlis-i-Amal (15) and the Awami National Party (one).

The collective number of the three opposition parties is 98 but the figure of 111 indicates that some PPP members also supported Shehbaz' candidature for the slot of the leader of the opposition. He will be replacing PPP's Khursheed Shah, who also sits on the opposition benches.

The writer is a civil servant.


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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