Ex-lawmaker Jamshed Dasti ties the knot

01:19 PM | 28 Jul, 2021
Ex-lawmaker Jamshed Dasti ties the knot

MUAZAFFARGARH – Awami Raj Party Chairman and former lawmaker Jamshed Dasti has tied the knot with a Peshawar based girl, local media reported.

The 43-year-old politician, who claimed challenging patronage system, got hitched on Tuesday. Reports in local media cited that his nikkah ceremony was held yesterday with a girl of the Mohmand tribe.

Dasti, who enjoys reciting poetry inspired by the Marxist philosophy of class struggle, decided the amount of Rs10,000 in Haq Mehr – an obligatory payment that is made in the form of money, jewellery, home goods, furniture or any other form of property by the husband to his wife-to-be upon taking her hand in marriage.

It was also revealed that the bride of Dasti is a Bio-Chemistry graduate from Gomal University while the politician earlier resigned from the National Assembly for possessing a fake graduation degree.

A family source told a media outlet that the rebellious attitude leader will bring his bride home in March next year.

The former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader garnered attention in national media back in 2013 when he travelled by a donkey cart to file his nomination papers.

Dasti travelled on a donkey cart to file his nomination papers in the returning officer’s office for two seats NA-177 and NA-178 of the National Assembly. He termed the act as his style to ‘express solidarity with poor people.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.76 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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