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PM Shehbaz forms committee to discuss caretaker setup as NA tenure ends next month

07:22 PM | 21 Jul, 2023
PM Shehbaz forms committee to discuss caretaker setup as NA tenure ends next month
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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has constituted a five-member committee to finalise the matters related to the caretaker setup as the tenure of the current National Assembly ends next month.  

Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Planning Ahsan Iqbal, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and PML-N stalwart Ayaz Sadiq have been named as member of committee.

The committee would hold talks with coalition partners, including Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F), and Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) to finalise the matters.

PM Shehbaz has also asked the ruling partners to form their dialogue committees to decide the matters to ensure the smooth transfer of powers.

Earlier this month, the premier also announced that the ruling coalition will hand over powers to the caretaker setup in August 2023.

A day earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said that it was fully ready to hold general elections in the country, adding that four months will be required to complete the delimitation process.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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