Dr Yasmin Rashid kickstarts thanksgiving campaign after losing NA-120 by-election

Haider Ali 11:15 AM | 20 Sep, 2017
Dr Yasmin Rashid kickstarts thanksgiving campaign after losing NA-120 by-election
LAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf candidate for the tense NA-120 by-election, Yasmin Rashid who fell short of her rival Kulsoom Nawaz by 14,646 votes to lose the September 17 polls arrived in the constituency on Tuesday as part of 'Shukria Campaign' to personally thank the constituents for their support.

Flanked by PTI’s campaign in charge for NA-120 Andleeb Abbas and local party leadership, Yasmin visited Union Council (UC) 58 (Islampura) where she ran a door-to-door campaign prior to the elections.

“I am thankful to my voters who supported me wholeheartedly throughout my campaign and even on the Election Day,” she said, while visiting the constituency.

The runner-up candidate further added that the ideological workers of PTI were a great asset for the party and she always took pride in meeting them.

“The constituency of NA-120 is my second home and I would be available for my people anytime,” she said and taunted that she was still here in the constituency while Maryam Nawaz left the country for London.

Satisfied over the votes Rashid bagged, she continued that they had shaken the ‘Takht-e-Lahore’ with the help of people’s love and support as the victory margin of PML-N decreased from over 40,000 to just 14,000.

On the very first day of Dr Yasmin’s ‘Shukria Campaign’, she also met with the students of different schools of the area.

It is believed that the candidate would visit 23 UCs of the constituency to personally offer gratitude to the voters.

Yasmin, who ran a comprehensive campaign in the crucial constituency considered a bastion of ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, lost to the wife of former premier Nawaz Sharif, Kulsoom Nawaz, who remained victorious by bagging 61,745 votes.

Kulsoom's campaign was spearheaded by her daughter Maryam Nawaz, who headed off to London a day after the polling concluded to visit her mother, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 27, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 07:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.5 255.5
Euro EUR 274 276.7
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs197,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs168,000.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 197,900 PKR 2,100


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