Pakistan launches web portal for journalists

05:32 PM | 6 Jun, 2015
Pakistan launches web portal for journalists
ISLAMABAD (APP) - A web portal was launched on Saturday containing complete database of the journalist community of Pakistan, highlighting the challenges confronting them and registration of complaints.

The web portal -, also the official website of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) - has been developed under a project funded by the USAID. Pakistan Information, Communication and Research (PINFO), an Islamabad based organisation executed the project in collaboration with the PFUJ.

The portal contains the comprehensive data regarding the PFUJ members, journalists killed in line of duty, kidnapped or even facing any life threats. They can also register complaint in case of threat or emergency, said a press release issued here on Saturday.

In order to aware the journalists, the USIAD, through its project partners, held a series of conferences in all four provincial capitals as well as the federal capital.

In this regard, a media conference was also held here that was also aimed at concluding the year-long partnership between PFUJ and PINFO for implementing web portal project.

The project has provided technical assistance to PFUJ in developing and maintaining its official website.

Addressing the conference, PFUJ president Afzal Butt said the website of PFUJ has been developed and made functional, containing a resource bank of journalists killed in the line of duty along with the database of the members of PFUJ.


General Secretary RIUJ Bilal Dar said four workshops have been held to familiarise PFUJ members with database development, development and operations, along with website maintenance and social media integration of the website.

During the project, PINFO and PFUJ also conducted five stakeholders meetings with media houses and decision making offices of Pakistan like All Pakistan Newspaper Society, Pakistan Broadcasters Association, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, senior journalists, and civil society members.

These meetings aimed at drafting a charter of demands on behalf of all the relevant stake holders with consensus, to be presented to the government and relevant office bearers.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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