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UK PM Rishi Sunak announces general elections on July 4

09:13 AM | 23 May, 2024
UK PM Rishi Sunak announces general elections on July 4

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced that national elections will be held on July 4, giving British citizens the opportunity to choose their future through their votes.

According to a report, Sunak made the announcement during a press conference outside his office on Downing Street, ending all speculation about the timing of the new elections.

Speaking in the rain in London, he emphasized that this is the moment for the British people to decide their future. He positioned himself as a symbol of stability, contrasting with Labour Party leader Keir Starmer.

Sunak stated, “In the coming weeks, I will fight for every single vote. I will earn your trust and prove that under my leadership, only the Conservative Party’s government will safeguard the hard-won economic stability.”

Reports indicate that despite long-standing governance, Sunak’s Conservative Party is in a weakened position, while Labour is poised for potential victory after 14 years.

Criticizing Labour, Sunak said, “Starmer takes the easy path with no clear plan, leading to an uncertain future.”

Not only Sunak is trailing behind Labour in pre-election surveys, but he is also increasingly reliant on a small team of advisors for his campaign.

Before becoming Prime Minister two years ago, Sunak was the Chancellor of the Exchequer, continuously advocating his economic plans, which have not garnered widespread appreciation.

Both major parties will focus on the economy and defense in their campaigns, issues that have been in decline. Sunak’s government blames Labour for hindering tax increases, while Labour accuses the Conservatives of economic mismanagement over the past 14 years.

Several Conservative Party members welcomed Sunak’s election announcement, although some leaders expressed dissatisfaction. One anonymous MP described the decision as “a death wish for 2024.”

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 21 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 21, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.75
Euro EUR 297  299.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5  354 
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80  75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.75 73.5
Australian Dollar AUD 181.2 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.91 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.11 40.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.62 916.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 28.83 29.13
Omani Riyal OMR 723.62 731.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.08 317.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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