305 female candidates contesting polls for NA: ECP

10:29 PM | 23 Jul, 2018
305 female candidates contesting polls for NA: ECP
ISLAMABAD - As many as 305 female candidates will contest on general seats of National Assembly in the election scheduled to be held on July 25.

According to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), 45 political parties out of a total of 107 have awarded tickets to female candidates to fulfill legal obligation of allocating five percent seats to women under the Election Act, 2017.

The provision of five percent ticket allocation to women is incorporated in the Election Act, 2017, which was passed by the last government. It is aimed at encouraging women’s active participation in the national politics.

As per the analysis of form-33 released by the ECP on its official portal, as many as 60 females are in the field as independent candidates.

Almost 55 political parties participating in the upcoming elections have not awarded a ticket to any female candidate due to the required numbers of proportionate to male candidates. As many as 25 political parties have crossed the threshold of five percent that includes major political parties.

National Party (NP) with 12 per cent women candidates is atop followed by the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) with 8.12 per cent, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) 6.6 percent, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) 5.7 per cent, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) 5.6 per cent and Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) 5.4 per cent.

The seven political parties remained at 5 percent in the award of tickets to women in order to observe the mandatory clause. They are Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Qaumi Watan Party (QWP), Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party (PJDP), Pakistan Awami Raj (PAR), Jannat Pakistan Party (JPP) Aaman Taraqi Party (ATP) and Jamote Qaumi Party (JQP).


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

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.

Euro currently 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 - 25 Feb 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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