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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces shock resignation ahead of next elections

10:23 AM | 19 Jan, 2023
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces shock resignation ahead of next elections
Source: Jacinda Ardern/Facebook

AUCKLAND – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced to step down from her role as the country’s premier, confirming that her term would end by February 7.

The famous politician, known for being the world’s youngest female head of government, announced to quit in a press conference, saying ‘she had no more in the tank to continue as prime minister’; her statement sparked reactions by fellow politicians and supporters at home and in foreign countries.

Ardern stressed the huge responsibility that forced her to bid adieu, saying she knows what this job takes, adding that she no longer has enough in the tank to do it justice.

Following the end of her term as the country’s prime minister will end in the first half of next month, but the 42-year-old will continue as a Member of Parliament until the election later this year.

The New Zealand Labour Party leader said she reflected over the summer break on whether she had the energy to continue in the role, and ended up making up her mind not to continue.

During her tenure, the Kiwi premier garnered praises for leading the Oceanian country through the Covid pandemic, and other disasters including the Christchurch attack.

The famous leader said she will be spending more time with her family after stepping down from the role.

She made the announcement as the country enters election year while reports suggest that polling over recent months had placed the Labour party behind the opposition National.

Following her announcement, several regional leaders including Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese commended her for leading her country amid hard times.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

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 - 22 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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