Besides imposing ban, govt declares Pak-Turk Foundation proscribed entity

06:04 PM | 1 May, 2019
Besides imposing ban, govt declares Pak-Turk Foundation proscribed entity
ISLAMABAD - The federal government has imposed a ban on Pak-Turk International Cag Education Foundation (PTICEF), declaring it a proscribed organization.

According to a notification issued by the interior ministry, the entity was listed among outlawed organizations under Section 11-B of the Anti-Terrorism Act – 1997 on solid pieces of evidence of its connections with terrorists.

It also stated that PTICEF was also placed in ‘First Schedule’, whereas, the foundation was declared a banned organization on April 18.

The development comes weeks after the Supreme Court rejected a review appeal filed by Pak-Turk International Cag Education Foundation (PTICEF) against the court decision to declare it a banned organisation;  Justice Azmat Saeed heading a three-member bench comprising Justice Maqbool Baqar and Justice Ijazul Ahsan had remarked that the plea was inadmissible.

The review petition was filed against handing over of Pak-Turk schools to the Turkiye Maarif Foundation.

During the course of proceedings, the counsel for the Pak-Turk schools administration argued that the Turkish government had no role in the establishment of the schools, it was the Turkish people who had donated funds for the creation of the schools.

Pakistan and Turkey engaged on diplomatic level after the botched coup in 2016; Ankara asked Pakistani to take action against Pak-Turk schools believed to be run by the supporters of Fethullah Gulen, who was alleged of trying to overthrow the regime through a coup.

The writer is a civil servant.


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 16 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 16, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.7 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.8 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 311.9 314.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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