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Election for next PM of Pakistan to take place on March 3

05:59 PM | 29 Feb, 2024
Election for next PM of Pakistan to take place on March 3
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ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly will elect the new prime minister on March 3 as the secretariat of the lower house of the parliament issued schedule.

The deadline for submitting the nomination papers for the post is 2 pm till March 2 while scrutiny of the papers will be conducted till 3 pm of the same day. 

PML-N backed alliance has picked Shehbaz Sharif for the slot while the PTI has fielded Omar Ayub. It is necessary for the candidate to secure 169 votes to win the election. 

The tally of the PML-N and his allies has reached above 200 and there are strong chances for Shehbaz Sharif to become the prime minister again. 

Earlier in the day, newly elected members of the national legislature took oath in inaugural session of the 16th National Assembly amid ruckus and chaos.

President Arif Alvi had belatedly summoned its inaugural session late last night. He had earlier opposed summary from the caretaker administration to schedule the session for the oath-taking of newly elected lawmakers on Feb 29. He raised objection that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had not yet allocated all the reserved seats in the house, making it incomplete.

The session was convened hours before the house was set to meet for the oath-taking of newly-elected Members of the National Assembly of Pakistan.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76


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