Progressive Panel sweeps Lahore Press Club elections 2016

09:17 AM | 18 Jan, 2016
Progressive Panel sweeps Lahore Press Club elections 2016
LAHORE (Staff Report) - Progressive Panel led by Muhammad Shahbaz Mian has swept Lahore Press Club elections 2016, after a day-long polling was held on Sunday.

According to official results, Muhammad Shahbaz Mian was elected as President of the press club for year 2016 with 981 votes. Former President Arshad Ansari remained second with 834 votes.

Meanwhile Abdul Majeed Sajid (928 votes) and Shadab Riaz (996 votes) of the same group won seats of vice president and secretary general respectively. Zaheer Ahmad Babar (984 votes) was elected as finance secretary and Zahid Gogi (1002 votes) as joint secretary.

Rana Shehzad (608 votes), Imran Sheikh (601 votes), Mohsin Ali (581 votes), Azhar Maqbool (561 votes), Jawad Rizvi 559), Ismail Jhakar (545 votes), Furqan Ilahi (543 votes) and Sher Afzal Butt (513 Votes) were elected as members of governing body. All winning candidates of governing body are also members the Progressive Panel.

Earlier on December 30, the allegations of rigging disrupted press club elections and an election body headed by Saleem Bukhari announced to hold elections on January 17.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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