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PPP says delay in elections ‘unacceptable’, hints at moving court to meet 90-day deadline

09:19 AM | 26 Aug, 2023
PPP says delay in elections ‘unacceptable’, hints at moving court to meet 90-day deadline
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KARACHI – The general elections in Pakistan are apparently delayed till Spring 2024 as ECP decided to complete the process of a census and draw new constituency boundaries, however, the move divided members of PDM.

Amid the furor over the delay in elections, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) expressed reservations against the delay in holding elections, saying deferment of polls till next year would be unacceptable to the party leadership.

Senior PPP leaders held presser at Bilawal House, and hinted that the party may take a legal course in its last attempt to push for meeting the 90-day constitutional deadline. PPP stalwart Nayyar Bukhari said the central executive committee will meet in September to chalk out final strategy.

The former ruling alliance key members sound more aggressive over the delay in ECP’s announcement, saying census results were approved only after assurance that the move wouldn’t delay polls.

Former CM Murad Ali Shah said he conveyed to everyone before the CCI meeting that the approval of the census would not cause any postponement in the elections. Shah reiterated that his party wanted elections in 90 days, and recent delimitation was never a subject.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

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.

On Saturday, Euro 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 - 24 February 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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