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PPP's Awais Qadir Shah elected Sindh Assembly speaker

10:06 AM | 25 Feb, 2024
PPP's Awais Qadir Shah elected Sindh Assembly speaker
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KARACHI – Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Syed Awais Qadir Shah was elected as new speaker of Sindh Assembly. 

Shah secured 111 votes to defeat Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan's (MQM-P) Sofia Saeed, who got only 36 votes. 

After the results of the secret balloting were announced, outgoing Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani administered oath to his successor. 

Anthony Naveed Becomes Deputy Speaker

The newly-elected speaker initiated the process for election of the deputy speaker of Sindh Assembly. 

The PPP candidate Anthony Naveed emerged victorious with 111 votes while the MQM-P's nominee got only 36 votes. 

Bialwal-led PPP secured 84 seats in Sindh, followed by MQM-Pakistan which secured 28 seats, while 14 seats were won by independent candidates. 

Oath-taking ceremony in Sindh also witnessed protests by Jamaat-e-Islami, GDA, JUI, and other parties who flocked to the provincial assembly in protest against election rigging.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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