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By-elections 2024: PML-N leads on majority seats as results pour in

08:13 AM | 21 Apr, 2024
By-elections 2024: PML-N leads on majority seats as results pour in
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LAHORE – The Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) emerged victorious in by-polls held on 21 constituencies across the country on Sunday. 

So far, the ruling party clinched nine seats including two national assembly and seven provincial assembly seats.

Polling took place from 8am to 5pm without interruption in Lahore, Kasur, Sheikhupura, DI Khan, Bajaur, and other regions.

Elections were initially set for 23 constituencies, but results for one provincial and one national seat have already been declared.

Voting for by-elections in 21 constituencies across the country started on Sunday morning amid tight security measures.

Elections are being held in parts of country to fill 5 National and 16 provincial Assembly seats in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan amid suspension of internet and mobile phone service and tight security. 

Rangers and army officials were deployed in some sensitive constituencies to maintain law, order situation.

This includes 5 National Assembly seats, 12 Punjab Assembly seats, two Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly seats, and two Balochistan Assembly seats.

Repolling in PB 50 Kalla Abdullah was also held. Polling for NA-8 Bajaur and PK-22 Bajaur was delayed due to the assassination of a candidate, while NA-44 Dera Ismail Khan will see polling as the seat was relinquished by Ali Amin Gandapur.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif vacated her NA-119 seat in Lahore, opting to retain PP-159. Shehbaz Sharif left NA-132 Kasur and Lahore’s PP-158 and PP-164 seats vacant, keeping NA-123 Lahore. Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari retained NA-194 Larkana, leaving NA-196 vacant.

Election Commision provided 6.23 million ballot papers for the by-elections. Approximately 2.55 million and 3.61 million individuals are expected to vote for the National and provincial assembly seats respectively.

In Punjab, 174 candidates are contesting, with 4.04 million voters. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 49 candidates are contesting, with 1.47 million voters. In Sindh's NA-196, two candidates will compete with 423,781 voters. In Balochistan, 396,246 voters will participate. Nine candidates are vying for NA-119, 11 for PP-147, 14 for PP-149, 22 for PP-158, and 20 for PP-164.

 
 
 
 

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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