KARACHI – Sindh Education Department on Friday suspended the registration of a private school in the provincial capital and sealed the premises after secrete cameras were found installed in washrooms.
Reports in local media said that at least two hidden cameras were secretly installed in the washrooms of the Haracks School located in Safora Goth.
A female teacher at the private school lodged a complaint with the Directorate of Inspection of Private Institutions Sindh, and later a committee visited the school and found hidden cameras.
The education department officials confirmed that women were being filmed with the hidden cameras, while a number of female teachers and some students reported the presence of cameras.
The cameras were installed behind a sheet with holes in the area of the washbasins situated with the toilets of girls and boys.
Earlier, an inquiry committee of the inspection directorate served a notice on the school administration, to appear before the department and explain the act however, no school official turned up in disregard of the orders.
On the other hand, the school administration said that the hidden cameras were installed in the washrooms for monitoring purposes.
Parents of students and teachers also staged a protest against the private school after news of the hidden cameras went viral on social media.
In another development in the case, the federal investigators found itself at loggerheads with the Sindh department officials as they didn’t inform the FIA and local police in coordination. Federal Investigation Agency officers claimed that the crime scene has been contaminated.
FIA officers waited for hours outside the school premises after the washrooms being sealed by the education department.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Friday.
On Friday, the US dollar remained stable and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.
Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.41||36.71|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.54||176.54|
Gold price in Pakistan increased as the yellow metal witnessed an upward trend in the international market.
On Friday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,390.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,050 each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Friday.
Today Gold Price in Pakistan (8 December 2023)
|Lahore||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Karachi||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Quetta||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Attock||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Multan||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,400||PKR 2,583|