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In historic first, PM Shehbaz snubs finance minister to add foreign minister to CCI

03:20 PM | 29 Mar, 2024
In historic first, PM Shehbaz snubs finance minister to add foreign minister to CCI
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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ignored Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb while reconstituting the Council of Common Interests (CCI) on Friday as he replaced him with the foreign minister in the committee.

This is for the first time in the history of Pakistan that Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar has been named in the CCI, a prime body that decides the matters upon which the Centre and provinces are at the odds.

President Asif Ali Zardari, on the advice of the prime minister, has constituted the eight-member CCI under Article 153 of the Constitution.

PM Shehbaz will head the CCI while all four chief ministers are among the council’s members.

Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, and Safron Minister Amir Muqam are also member of the country’s largest decision-making forum.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72

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