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National Assembly elected members take oath amid ruckus, protest against poll rigging

10:20 AM | 29 Feb, 2024
National Assembly elected members take oath amid ruckus, protest against poll rigging
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ISLAMABAD - The maiden session of the sixteenth National Assembly was started with one hour delay at Parliament House in Islamabad and newly elected members of the national legislature have taken oath amid ruckus and chaos.

The newly-elected members of the national legislature will take oath today, 20 days after general elections as President Arif Alvi belatedly summoned its inaugural session late last night.

Dr. Alvi 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.

Nawaz Sharif, his brother and party nominee for new PM Shehbaz Sharif, former President Asif Ali Zardari, Abdul Aleem Khan and Raja Pervaiz Ashraf have been allotted seats on the front line of government benches.

Omar Ayub Khan, ex-speaker Asad Qaiser, Sahibzada Hamid Raza, Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Mahmood Khan Achakzai will sit in the front row of the opposition benches.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 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 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
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 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
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 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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