Deployment of Pakistan Army troops approved for security of by-elections 2024

03:07 PM | 20 Apr, 2024
Deployment of Pakistan Army troops approved for security of by-elections 2024
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ISLAMABAD – The federal government has approved the deployment of paramilitary forces and the Pakistan Army for the by-elections scheduled for tomorrow April 21.

The Ministry of Interior has issued directives in this regard after the federal government approved the stringent measures for the by-elections in order to avoid any untoward situation.  

Paramilitary and the Pakistan Army troops will be used as Quick Response Forces. Military personnel will be deployed outside the polling stations on the third tier for security so that any emergency situation can be dealt within a timely manner.

The paramilitary forces and the Pakistan Army will be available in 21 constituencies from today until April 22.

By-elections on 21 vacant seats of national and provincial assemblies will be held tomorrow (April 21).

The Election Commission of Pakistan said that polling will be held on five National Assembly seats, twelve Punjab Assembly seats, two seats of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and two seats of Balochistan Assembly.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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