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Governor convenes Sindh Assembly session on Feb 24

10:51 AM | 23 Feb, 2024
Governor convenes Sindh Assembly session on Feb 24

KARACHI – Following Punjab, the inaugural session of the Sindh Assembly is scheduled for February 24, as the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) prepares to form the provincial government for an unprecedented fourth consecutive term.

In a notification issued by Sindh Governor Kamran Khan Tessori, the assembly’s inaugural session will commence at 11 am at the Sindh Assembly building.

During the opening session, the newly-elected members will take their oath, followed by the election of the House speaker in accordance with assembly rules.

Per the regulations, the outgoing speaker will preside over the proceedings for the election of the new speaker. Should the outgoing speaker be absent, a nominee of the provincial governor will oversee the process. Following the speaker’s election, the session will proceed to select a deputy speaker.

Once the speaker and deputy speaker are elected, the assembly will proceed to elect the chief minister from among its members.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), PPP secured the most provincial assembly seats (84), followed by MQM-P (28), with independent candidates clinching 14 seats, GDA 2, and JI 2 in the February 8 Sindh polls.

Additionally, PPP obtained 26 reserved seats for women and minorities, while MQM-P received eight reserved seats based on their representation in the assembly.

Disputing the election results, PTI, JI, and GDA have joined forces to protest against the alleged widespread “rigging” in the recent polls. They have announced province-wide protest demonstrations to coincide with the inaugural session of the Provincial Assembly.

Labeling the elections as “rigged” and “anti-state,” GDA previously declared that its two winning candidates would not take their oaths as lawmakers.

In a notable move, JI Emir Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman announced his intention to relinquish his provincial assembly seat, PS-129, in Karachi, as he contested but did not win the seat, which was won by a PTI-backed candidate.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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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