Erdogan stretches his rule into third decade by clinching Turkish presidential election

10:34 AM | 29 May, 2023
Erdogan stretches his rule into third decade by clinching Turkish presidential election
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ISTANBUL – Recep Tayyip Erdogan has bagged the presidential run-off and has been re-elected as Turkish president, with many calling the feat the greatest political challenge of his career.

The 69-year-old secured victory in a presidential runoff that allowed him five more years to rule the country of 85 million. The Justice and Development Party leader enjoys huge popularity in his country, with the masses praising him for bringing progress.

Reports in international media show preliminary official results showed Erdogan leading with 52.20 percent of the votes while his rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu got 47.86 pc votes.

In his speech after sweeping the current elections, Erdogan said it's time for Turkey to stand united on national goals and dreams. The populist leader said we are not the only winners, the winner is Turkey. democracy is the winner.

Sharing his future strategy, he said fighting inflation and healing the wounds from a catastrophic earthquake would be their top priority.

As Erdogan and his aides committed to more progress, his rival Kilicdaroglu said he would continue to fight until there is real democracy in transcontinental nation.

Following the election sweep, hundreds of thousands of Erdogan supporters flocked to the palace.

For the recap, Erdogan opted for a social life intertwining with politics. He entered politics in the 70s and served as mayor of Istanbul in the 90s. His party faced restriction and he was jailed for months.

He however makes a comeback, with a new party and becomes prime minister in 2003. Ten years later, he secured Turkey's first presidential election.  He survived a coup in 2016 and used emergency powers to shun dissent.

In 2023, he outpaced Kilicdaroglu to be re-elected Turkish president, stretching his time in charge of Turkey beyond 20 years.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 30, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 30, 2023 (Saturday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 286.05 289.15
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353.3 357
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 80.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.75
Australian Dollar AUD 189 191
Bahrain Dinar BHD 778.84 786.84
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.24 40.64
Danish Krone DKK 41.83 42.23
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 945.27 954.27
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.58 176.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.31 770.31
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 323.01 325.51
Thai Bhat THB 8.12 8.27

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – October 1, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,800 on Sunday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 173,870.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 1 October 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 202,800 PKR 2,420


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