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.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 29, 2023

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 March 29, 2023 (Wednesday)

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM) 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 284.2 287.25
Euro EUR 305.5 308.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 347.5 351
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.7
Australian Dollar AUD 188 190.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 754.37 762.37
Canadian Dollar CAD 206 208.2
China Yuan CNY 41.44 41.84
Danish Krone DKK 41.07 41.47
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.52 934.52
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.57 177.59
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.64
Omani Riyal OMR 736.76 744.71
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.92 78.62
Singapore Dollar SGD 209.5 211.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.5 312
Thai Bhat THB 8.3 8.45

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 29 March 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,700 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,360.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 205,700 PKR 2,445
Karachi PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Islamabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Peshawar PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Quetta PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Sialkot PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Attock PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Gujranwala PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Jehlum PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Multan PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Bahawalpur PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Gujrat PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Nawabshah PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Chakwal PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Hyderabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Nowshehra PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Sargodha PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Faisalabad PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445
Mirpur PKR 205,700 PKR 2,445


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