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Election Commission to pick Punjab caretaker CM today as political parties fail to reach consensus

09:42 AM | 22 Jan, 2023
Election Commission to pick Punjab caretaker CM today as political parties fail to reach consensus
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LAHORE – Pakistan’s top electoral watchdog will meet today on Sunday to nominate the caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab, the province with the country’s half population, as leading parties fail to reach a consensus over the nominees for the coveted post.

Reports in local media suggest that Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja will chair the meeting which will be attended by all four members and the secretary ECP to finalise the names proposed by the parliamentary committee.

Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and PML-Q suggested Naveed Akram Cheema and Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera, while the opposition picked media mogul Mohsin Naqvi and former bureaucrat Ahad Cheema.

Earlier, Parvez Elahi, a close ally of Imran Khan-led PTI, announced to move court if any ‘controversial person’ was picked by the tribunal from the list of nominees shared with it by the parliamentary committee, per reports.

The development comes as Punjab Assembly dissolved after the outgoing CM forwarded the summary of dissolution, regardless of the governor’s decision.

As members failed to pick any name for caretaker CM in the country's most populous region, the opposition and government picked Azam Khan as KP’s interim chief minister.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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