PML-N's Umar Farooq wins PP-7 Taxila by-election

11:33 AM | 27 Sep, 2016
PML-N's Umar Farooq wins PP-7 Taxila by-election
TAXILA (Web Desk) - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Malik Umar Farooq won the the by-election of Punjab Assembly’s constituency, PP-7, Taxila, on Monday, unofficial results show.

According to to unofficial results of all 167 polling stations, Umer Farooq bagged 46,800 votes, while Ammar Siddique Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) got 39,655 votes.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) came third in the election race.

The polling started earlier at 8am and will continue till 5pm without any interval. The local administration has already announced local holiday in Taxila and adjacent areas to enable voters to use their democratic right.

Haji Malik Muhammad Umer Farooq of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Ammar Siddique Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Chaudhary Kamran Aslam of Pakistan People's Party are running for the electoral battle. Ammar is son of Siddiq Khan.

As many as 167 polling stations have been set- up in the constituency. Security has already been beefed up to avoid any mishap.

The seat was left vacant after the death of PTI’s Siddiq Khan on June 19. He was the brother of PTI National Assembly member Ghulam Sarwar Khan.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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