Pakistan launches web portal for journalists

Sarfraz Ali 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.

Sarfraz Ali
Sarfraz Ali

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


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 2, 2023

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 June 2, 2023 (Friday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 299 302
Euro EUR 321 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 375.5 380
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 81
Saudi Riyal SAR 79 79
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.25 766.25
Canadian Dollar CAD 226 228
China Yuan CNY 40.26 40.66
Danish Krone DKK 41.04 41.44
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.25 2.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927.17 936.17
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.79 174.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.96 748.96
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 315.04 317.54
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – June 2, 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,000 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

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 230,000 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 230,000 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 229,000 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 229,000 PKR 2125


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