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.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
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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Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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