PML-N reaches out to angry Chaudhry Nisar for forming govt in Punjab

01:43 PM | 30 Jul, 2018
PML-N reaches out to angry Chaudhry Nisar for forming govt in Punjab
LAHORE - After the months-long exchange of accusations, the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) in what can be termed as a surprising move has approached party dissident Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, seeking his support to form the government in Punjab.

Following the tightly-contested July 25 polls, leaders of the embattled PML-N, which emerged as a major party in the province with 129 during the general election 2018, have expedited efforts to woo the independent candidates in the mind-boggling number game.

On the other hand, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has also sped up contact with the independents to form its government in the country's major province. The Imran Khan-led party, after bagging majority in National Assembly elections, is also set to take the helm in the Center.

A private news channel citing sources claimed that some leaders have contacted Nisar and, in return, the veteran politician has assured his support in making the PML-N's provincial government.

Nisar, who has been a member of the lower house of the parliament since 1985, contested elections as an independent candidate from two NA seats - NA-59 and NA-60 - and two provincial seats - PP-10 and PP- 12. But he faced a surprising defeat from all seats except PP-10.

With 13 independent candidates that the party claims have pledged support to PML-N, it now needs the support of only four more independent candidates to reach the minimum count — 148 — which is necessary to form the government.

Earlier today, the PTI claimed it will get the required number of seats by the evening, adding that four more candidates have pledged support to the party.

The sources further said that Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) will form an alliance with the PTI, adding that a delegation of the PML-Q is likely to meet Imran Khan at Bani Gala today.

Meanwhile, PML-N Senator Mushahid Hussain asserted that Punjab will be ruled by his party.


Rupee loses ground against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies; Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee continue to witness further losses against US dollar in the open market on despite positive economic indicators and massive surge in Stock Market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Tuesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.1 for selling and 288.15 for buying purposes for customers.

Euro price moves down by Rs2 to 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling after increase.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 November 2022

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.1 288.15
Euro EUR 312 315
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.75
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77
Australian Dollar AUD 186 187.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759 767
Canadian Dollar CAD 208 210
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.88 42.28
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 916.38 925.38
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 210 212
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 323.37 325.87
Thai Bhat THB 8 8.04

Gold price in Pakistan moves up amid positive global cues; Check today gold price here

KARACHI – Gold continues to move upward in local market amid surge in international rates.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 28 November 2023

On Tuesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,600, and the price for 10-gram gold saw increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,557.

Globally, yellow metal went up by $12 to settle at $2,015 per ounce.

Last week, per tola gold price increased by Rs800 per tola, and it hovers around two month high.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600


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