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COAS Gen Bajwa stresses holding upcoming elections with utmost responsibility

04:01 PM | 27 Jun, 2018
COAS Gen Bajwa stresses holding upcoming elections with utmost responsibility
RAWALPINDI - Chief Of the Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, chaired a high-profile Corps Commanders’ Conference on Wednesday and shared the need for extra care while conducting the upcoming elections.

Terming the elections 'national duty', the military head directed that it should be 'performed with utmost responsibility and without losing any focus on defence and internal security challenges in hand'.

According to a tweet shred by General Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations, the army chief made the remarks while chairing the 211th Corps Commanders’ Conference at General Headquarters.

"The forum reviewed geo-strategic environment and recent security and other related developments in the region," the military's spokesperson said.

An official statement said that adding that the forum decided to continue contributing positive efforts to carry forward the dividends of achieved domestic peace and stability beyond borders to the region.

The top army commanders also discussed the progress of ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fassad and the socio-economic development in cleared areas with a "commitment to achieving lasting peace and stability".

With regards to the July 25 elections, the "forum also discussed the provision of mandated assistance to Election Commission of Pakistan for free, fair and transparent conduct of General Elections 2018".

The army has been requested by the Election Commission of Pakistan to contribute 350,000 troops to secure the polling stations as well as the printing presses, however, a final decision in this regard is awaited.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 23 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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