PTI boycotts Senate election in Sindh

10:22 PM | 31 Mar, 2024
PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh
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The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday announced a boycott of the upcoming Senate elections in Sindh scheduled for April 2, alleging widespread rigging.

Addressing a press conference in Karachi on Sunday, PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh asserted, "Senate elections are being won through rigging." He pointed out that individuals who emerged victorious according to Form 45 are not represented in the Sindh Assembly, hinting at accusations that PTI-supported candidates lost due to alleged manipulation of election results recorded in Form 47.

Sheikh stated that six PTI-backed candidates were slated to participate in the Senate polls in Sindh but have opted to boycott the elections.

Expressing discontent, he claimed, "The current government is facing defeat. Although we secured victory in 180 seats during the general elections, a majority of them were unjustly taken away."

Earlier on Wednesday, 14 candidates withdrew their nomination papers for the Senate elections in the province. Following these withdrawals, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is poised to secure one of the two Senate seats reserved for women uncontested.

The PPP has nominated 11 candidates, while the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has fielded a solitary candidate.

Among the PPP candidates are Syed Masroor Ahsan, Syed Kazim Ali Shah, Jeean Khan Sarfaraz Rajar, Nadeem Ahmed Bhutto, Dost Ali Jessar, Ashraf Ali Jatoi, Sarmad Ali, Zamir Hussain Ghumro, Poonjo, Qurat-ul-Ain Marri and Rubina Qaimkhani.

The sole MQM-Pakistan contestant for the general seat of the upper house of parliament is Amir Waliuddin Chishti.

Additionally, an independent candidate, Faisal Vawda, supported by the MQM-P, is also vying for a general seat in the Senate from Sindh.

Independent candidates backed by the PTI — Mehjabeen Riaz, Ali Tahir, Mir Raja Khan Jakhrani, Abdul Wahab, Manzoor Ahmed Bhutta, and Bhagwan Das — had also submitted nomination papers for the Senate polls in the province.

The polling for seven general seats — including two seats for technocrats, two seats for women, and one seat reserved for minorities in the Senate from Sindh — is scheduled to take place at the Sindh Assembly on April 2, from 9 am to 4 pm. 

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 23 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 23, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.25 for buying and 280.70 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 354.5 and selling rate is 358.35.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

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US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
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Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
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