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LG elections in Islamabad to be held on Dec 31, says ECP

06:10 PM | 20 Dec, 2022
LG elections in Islamabad to be held on Dec 31, says ECP
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ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday announced that local bodies elections in the federal capital would be held as per schedule.

The top election body has issued a written verdict wherein a notification of the Ministry of Interior has been declared illegal. It said the LG polls would be conducted on Dec 31, adding that the decision had been taken under Article 218, 219 and 222.

The elections, however, seem to be in jeopardy as the federal government has approved a summary to increase the number of union councils of the federal capital from existing 101 to 125.

The move can delay the long overdue elections as the delimitation process could take around three months to the ECP.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has opposed the decision of the PML-N led federal government, it was attempting to evade elections.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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