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Election Commission defers Sunni Ittehad Council's plea for reserved seats

11:01 AM | 27 Feb, 2024
Election Commission defers Sunni Ittehad Council's plea for reserved seats
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ISLAMABAD – Election Commission of Pakistan has deferred Sunni Ittehad Council’s (SIC) plea seeking allocation of the reserved seats in the national and provincial assemblies till Wednesday.

The electoral watchdog took up the plea of Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) as the party sought allocation of reserved seats.

The polls body stopped the issuance of notification for 23 reserved seats which has become a discord between incumbent authorities and President Dr Arif Alvi.

Sunni Ittehad Council leader Sahibzada Hamid Raza, along with PTI representatives Barrister Gohar Khan and Babar Awan, and PML-N members Capt (retd) Safdar, Attaullah Tarar, and Azam Nazeer Tarar, arrived at the ECP Office in capital Islamabad. 

President Alvi, who belongs to Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf, turned down the summary for summoning National Assembly session.

A five-member bench of the Election Commission then conducted open hearing on the application. It had sent a notice to the Sunni Ittehad Council, which has now a large number of independent candidates backed by Imran Khan's party after general polls.

Last week, a petition was filed to ‘restrain SIC being treated as a parliamentary party’. This petition along with other related petitions is also being taken up for hearing on Tuesday.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 13 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 13, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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