AJK polls: 2 PTI workers shot dead, multiple injured amid scuffle with PPP workers

01:02 PM | 25 Jul, 2021
AJK polls: 2 PTI workers shot dead, multiple injured amid scuffle with PPP workers

MUZAFFARABAD – At least two ruling party workers were shot dead in a scuffle with PPP activists at Mithi Jand polling station at Kotli’s LA-12 of Azad Jammu and Kashmir as polling for 45 seats of the AJK Legislative Assembly is underway.

Reports quoting police officials said the two activists of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf were shot dead by unidentified attackers at a polling station in Charhoi, Kotli.

The deceased members are identified as 40-year-old Zaheer Ahmed and 50-year-old Ramzan. A local cop while speaking with a media publication told that the clash erupted between PPP and PTI workers at the Mithi Jand polling station.

The deceased Ahmed died following the gunshot while the other Ramzan succumbed on the way to the hospital.

The general polling comes after weeks of a highly charged and divisive election campaign that saw politicians from three bigwigs hurl allegations at each other.

Meanwhile, voting in some polling stations of other constituencies was also temporarily suspended due to violence-related incidents.

The security of the region has been handed to the Pakistan Army in wake of ongoing polls. More than 44,000 security personnel are deployed at polling stations across the region as per Article 245 of the Constitution. The Pakistan Army troops will remain in the region till July 26

The government has declared 1,209 polling stations sensitive and 826 most sensitive. Control rooms will be established across the region at the district level to ensure a smooth flow of voting.

Earlier in 2016, PML-N bagged 31 seats in the last elections, PPP won three seats, while PTI won only two, and the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Party won one seat.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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