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Pakistan post-election gridlock continues as PPP, PMLN talks end without breakthrough

10:23 AM | 20 Feb, 2024
Pakistan post-election gridlock continues as PPP, PMLN talks end without breakthrough

ISLAMABAD – No major party in Pakistan including PML-N, PPP, or PTI won necessary seats in the February 8 general elections to secure majority, leaving it unclear who will be picked as the cash-strapped country's next prime minister.

Amid the talks, PPP and PML-N leaders met for fifth time but the huddle ended without any breakthrough. Two sides had two separate sittings at Ishaq Dar’s residence in Islamabad’s minister’s enclave.

Qamar Zaman Kaira, Murad Ali Shah and Nadeem Afzal Chan visited PML-N leader's residence but failed to bring any major agreement and called it a day.

Meanwhile, another round of talks is now scheduled for today (Tuesday).

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz turned out as largest group in NA after independents, with 75 seats. PPP stood third with 54 seats.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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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