Dr. Saveera Parkash makes history as first hindu woman to run in KPK provincial elections

04:41 PM | 26 Dec, 2023
Dr. Saveera Parkash makes history as first hindu woman to run in KPK provincial elections
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In a groundbreaking development, Dr Saveera Parkash has etched her name in history as the inaugural woman from the minority Hindu community to throw her hat into the ring for the provincial elections in Pakistan's volatile Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

A dedicated medical professional at the age of 25, Dr Parkash, on Friday, formally submitted her nomination papers for the general seat of PK-25 in the Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as confirmed by her father, Om Parkash, during an interview with PTI on Tuesday.

Filing her nomination under the banner of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), she is not only vying for a general seat but has also submitted papers for a seat reserved for women in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. The decision to contest was made at the behest of the provincial PPP leadership, particularly Senator Rubina Khalid and her official endorsement is anticipated during a PPP rally scheduled to take place in Buner on Wednesday.

Om Parkash, a recently retired doctor with 35 years of active PPP membership, expressed confidence in his daughter's candidacy, asserting that she is a serious contender prepared to compete on both general and reserved seats in the upcoming elections scheduled for February 8.

Hailing from the mountainous Buner district, Dr Parkash, who completed her MBBS from the Abbottabad International Medical College in 2022, is not only a qualified medical professional but also holds the position of general secretary in the PPP women’s wing in Buner. Inspired by her father's commitment to serving the underprivileged in the region, Dr. Parkash aspires to continue this legacy.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

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 - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
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
Norwegians 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 Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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