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Ishaq Dar takes oath as Senator amid ruckus by PTI

05:17 PM | 27 Sep, 2022
Ishaq Dar takes oath as Senator amid ruckus by PTI
Source: Twitter

ISLAMABAD – PML-N leader Ishaq Dar on Tuesday took oath as a senator as he reached back Pakistan from the United Kingdom after ending his self-imposed exile.

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani administered the oath to Dar amid uproar created by the Opposition, including members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Dar, who has served as finance minister in previous PML-N tenures, had been successfully elected to the upper house of the parliament from Punjab but he could not take oath as he had been in London since October 2017.

The senior economist returned to Pakistan along with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Monday night and he will sworn in as the finance minister tomorrow (September 28).

President Arif Alvi will administer the oath to Dar at a ceremony in Aiwan-e-Sadar.

A day earlier, Miftah Ismail, Pakistan’s finance minister, has tendered his resignation to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo in a party meeting held in the British capital.

Ismail in a tweet said “In a meeting with Nawaz Sharif and PM Shehbaz today, I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister. I will tender a formal resignation upon reaching Pakistan. It’s been an honour to serve twice as Finance Minister. Pakistan Paindabad”.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
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 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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