Saad Rafique steps in to contest elections against Imran Khan

02:28 PM | 26 May, 2018
Saad Rafique steps in to contest elections against Imran Khan
ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique has announced his decision to contest forthcoming elections against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Imran Khan from Lahore.

The firebrand leader of ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz said that his constituency has been widely affected owing to recent delimitation, but hastened to add that he would contest the elections against Imran Khan from any constituency in the city.

The lawmaker expressed that despite delimitation of constituencies, the vote bank of PML-N was intact, adding that the people will vote for former premier’s democratic slogan in the elections.

“The political rivals are worried about Nawaz Sharif’s firm stand despite too many issues,” he declared.

Saad Rafique had won the last elections through NA-125 against Hamid Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, by securing 1,23,416 votes. The victory was challenged in election tribunal and the apex court as well, however, Rafique has managed to complete his stint.

On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief, Imran Khan had contested for four seats in the last elections and he lost only one, against Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, who managed to brush aside the cricketer-turned-politician by securing 93,389 votes.

Imran Khan has not yet announced the constituencies through which he would contest the upcoming elections but it is expected that he would submit nomination papers for a constituency in Lahore as well.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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