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One dead, several injured as clashes between PTI, PML-N mar by-elections

12:08 PM | 21 Apr, 2024
One dead, several injured as clashes between PTI, PML-N mar by-elections

ISLAMABAD - A political worker has died and several others were injured as violence marred by-elections in Lahore, and other cities in Punjab on Sunday.

Local media reported several cases of violence in Ferozewala, Zafarwal, and provincial capital Lahore, as clashes erupted between rival political factions.

In Zafarwal's PP-54 constituency, a senior citizen was killed during a brawl between PML-N and PTI workers, reportedly due to a blow to the head with a baton. This incident resulted in the suspension of polling at the Kot Naju polling station.

In Lahore's NA-119 constituency, workers of Sunni Ittehad Council and PML-N trade blows at Polling Station No. 171 near UET. A dispute over a camp set-up led to a physical altercation, and police arrested four individuals involved in the incident to maintain peace.

In Ferozewala's PP-139 constituency, a confrontation outside Government High School Nizampura escalated into gunfire, injuring three people. Two men were arrested at the affected polling station.

The man injured in the Zafarwal dispute later died in the hospital. He had been struck on the head with a wooden stick during the altercation.

The recent unwanted incidents raised concerns about the security and integrity of the electoral process in these areas, highlighting the tensions that often accompany election days in Pakistan.

Polling for by-elections in 21 constituencies of the National and provincial assemblies across the country is underway as polls are being held in five constituencies of the National Assembly and 16 seats of three provincial assemblies, with varying reports of voter turnout at different polling stations.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

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

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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