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Information Commission serves notice on PHEC for not providing data on appointments

04:20 PM | 5 Jul, 2021
Information Commission serves notice on PHEC for not providing data on appointments

LAHORE – The Punjab Information Commission (PIC) has issued a notice to the public information officer of the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and sought explanation by Tuesday for not providing information about procedure of appointments and qualification of director generals, directors, deputy directors and assistant directors.

The PIC also summoned PHEC staff along with complete information.

The petitioner, Ch Shoaib Saleem advocate, had sought complete recruitment record of former director general PHEC Dr Shahid Saroya and director general Muhammad Ramazan along with their CVs submitted at the time of their appointment mentioning their relevant experience and qualification on the basis of which they were appointed.

The petitioner sought complete appointment record of directors Noman Maqbool Rao and Asif Munir as director planning and development and director information technology, respectively.

Besides, the petitioner also sought information about Murtaza and Dr Haider, Javeria Irfan, Saadia Ahmad, Shaid Imran, Maisum Ali, Faisal Namwar, Adeel, Naeema, Saad Latif, Khurram Shehzad, Azam Ilyas, Naveed Iqbal, Ayma, Zafeer , Mashallah Zubair and Zahid Bashir regarding their experience relevant to their jobs and educational certificates submitted with the department at the time of their appointments.

The petitioner also demanded provision of details of internal and external audit of PHEC from 2014-18, scores of interview of all vice chancellors appointed during 2018 to 2020 along with all their competitors.

The petitioner further asked the PHEC to share details of the honorariums given to the staff of Director Noman Maqbool Rao during the past two years besides records of MOUs signed by the PHEC with different organizations during 2014-2018.

The information should include how much financial assistance was given to the organizations after signing these MOUs and how many MOUs were functional and how many officials from the PHEC have visited foreign countries during 2014 to 2019 including the amount of the travel grants with the names of persons who enjoyed this facility from 2014-18, the petitioner further asked.

It is pertinent to add that Ch Shoaib Saleem had written a letter to the PHEC regarding provision of all above-mentioned but despite passage of required statutory period the information was deliberately withheld by the PHEC, so the petitioner moved the information commission against willful default on the part of the PHEC for noting providing this information as per the Right to Information Act.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 26, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.4 255.15
Euro EUR 274 276.6
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs190,900 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs163,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100

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