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Elections 2024: No internet outage on Feb 8, says PTA

04:31 PM | 7 Feb, 2024
Elections 2024: No internet outage on Feb 8, says PTA
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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has clarified that there would be no interruption in internet services on the Election Day (Feb 8).

The authority in a statement said uninterrupted internet services will be provided to customers across the country. 

It clarified that no guidelines had been issued by the government regarding suspension of internet services in the country on Feb 8 polls. 

Earlier in the day, rights groups including Amnesty International called on Pakistani authorities to ensure uninterrupted internet services and digital communication platforms during the February 8 elections.

Human Rights organisations made the call as authorities in Pakistan temporarily slowed down internet services and blocked access to major social media platforms before polls.

Expressing concern over internet suspension, Amnesty International stressed upholding right to freedom of expression and ensuring that citizens can freely share and access information online.

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 23 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 23, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.25 for buying and 280.70 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 354.5 and selling rate is 358.35.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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