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Senate body questions Sindh High Court stay orders against PEMRA's "Inam Ghar" ban

04:34 PM | 1 Jul, 2016
Senate body questions Sindh High Court stay orders against PEMRA's
ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to take action against television channels violating its rules and regulations regarding the sanctity of Ramazan.

The committee meeting, held on Thursday, was chaired by Senator Kamil Ali Agha and discussed the Ramazan transmissions of various TV channels.

The committee also discussed the stay order against PEMRA's decision to ban Geo Entertainment's “Inam Ghar”.

Chairman PEMRA Absar Alam told the committee that the authority thought that the court would not give relief to the concerned channel on the basis of evidence but its ban was overruled within minutes. He said 96 percent of the populace appreciated the Authority’s decision against Inam Ghar.

He mentioned that PEMRA had provided the court a detailed list of 900 complaints against Dr. Ammir Liaquat’s program.

Senator Nihal Hashmi was of the view that ‘inaam shows’ should be banned during Ramazan next year.

PEMRA has appealed the Sindh High Court's stay against the ban on Amir Liaquat's "Inam Ghar". A Supreme Court bench will hear the appeal on July 4.

The writer is a civil servant.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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