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Voting begins for 497 vacant seats of local govt in Sindh, KP

10:34 AM | 23 Dec, 2018
Voting begins for 497 vacant seats of local govt in Sindh, KP
KARACHI/ PESHAWAR – Voting opened Sunday morning on vacant seats of local government in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa amid heightened security.

According to local media reports, polling will continue till 4pm without any break for 139 vacant seats of Sindh, 334 KP, and 24 municipality seats of Karachi.

There are four vacant seats in District West, eight in Malir, six in South, four in Central, and one each in East and Korangi. Some 540,960 people are expected to cast their votes.

In this regard, 389 polling stations, with 1,352 polling booths, have been set up.
In Hyderabad, by-polls are being held for three municipal seats, whereas in Bannu, there are five district and one councilor seats vacant. Polling in Bannu is set to continue till 4pm with no breaks.

More than 1,100 police officers have been stationed in Bannu and Section 144 has been imposed.

In Nawabshah, by-elections are being held at Union Councils Hasan Jamali and Gohram Mari, while in Badin, by-polls are slated for Town Committee Halani.

The seats were left vacant owing to various reasons, including candidates dying, getting disqualified or opting to go to the assemblies.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
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 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
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 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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