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Punjab bans smoking within premises of educational institutions

08:59 PM | 2 Nov, 2022
Punjab bans smoking within premises of educational institutions

LAHORE – The Higher Education Department (HED) in Punjab has taken various measures to curb the sale and usage of drugs in and around public and private educational institutions across the province.

An official notification states that teachers and staff members will not be allowed to smoke cigarettes and use drugs within the premises of the institutions.

A ban has also been imposed on sale of cigarettes or any other smoking substance at canteens, cafes, and tuck shops in colleges and universities, it said, adding that the authorities will also publicise the prohibition of smoking.

All public and private educational institutes have been directed to set up monitoring committees and appoint focal persons in order to ensure the compliance with the orders issued by the HED.

Principals and registrars of the institutions have been directed to submit their undertaking to ensure the compliance with the orders.

There is also a complete ban on storage, sale, and distribution of cigarettes or other tobacco/narcotic products within 50 meters of the educational institutions across the province. 


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76


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