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Malik Ahmad Khan sworn in as Punjab Assembly Speaker

09:08 AM | 25 Feb, 2024
Malik Ahmad Khan sworn in as Punjab Assembly Speaker
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ISLAMABAD - Punjab provincial legislature elected Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leader Malik Ahmed Khan as speaker to run the assembly for next five years.

Nawaz's party further strengthened its grip on Punjab Assembly, as Malik Zaheer Iqbal Chand won election of Deputy Speaker while Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan sworn in as Speaker.

Malik took the oath of office administered by outgoing Speaker Sabtain Khan. 

Malik Ahmad secured victory with 224 votes against his opponent who only managed to get 96 votes. It marked another moment for the party. Malik took the oath of office, taking charge as the role of Speaker.

On Saturday, over 300 members cast their votes for Deputy Speaker, and Malik Zaheer Iqbal Chand win by 220 votes. On the other hand, Moin Riaz, the candidate of the Sunni Ittehad Council got 103 votes.

Speaker election further strengthens PML-N's position in Punjab assembly, allowing Nawaz league to nominate its candidate for the upcoming Chief Minister election.

CM nominee Maryam Nawaz also felicitated Malik Ahmad Khan. With speaker and deputy speaker positions filled, Punjab Assembly session was adjourned until February 26th, when Chief Minister will be elected.

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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