PTI's Shibli Faraz named Leader of Opposition in Senate

10:25 PM | 22 Apr, 2024
PTI's Shibli Faraz named Leader of Opposition in Senate
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Senator Shibli Faraz assumed the role of the opposition leader in the Senate of Pakistan on Monday.

Imran Khan, the former prime minister and founder of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), put forth Faraz's nomination for the position, which garnered the support of 21 senators.

This appointment was made in accordance with Rule 16 (3) of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate, 2012, as stated in a notification from the Senate Secretariat.

Having been a serving senator since 2015, Faraz previously held the position of information minister in the PTI government. Recently, he was designated as a focal person for the PTI.

Faraz's appointment follows a period of Senate inactivity lasting three weeks due to the retirement of 52 lawmakers on March 12. Subsequent polls on April 2 resulted in the ruling coalition securing 19 seats, and the unopposed election of former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani as the Senate chairman.

Amidst protests by the PTI, 41 newly elected senators were sworn in during the session, marking their entry into the Upper House of Parliament. The PTI had boycotted the election citing unfinished polls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

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

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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