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Petition to restrain PDM from holding Lahore power show rejected (Full Verdict)

10:02 PM | 9 Dec, 2020
Petition to restrain PDM from holding Lahore power show rejected (Full Verdict)

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) has turned a petition to bar Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) from holding its political power show scheduled to be held on December 13 at Minar-e-Pakistan. 

Justice Jawad Hassan has issued a 16-page verdict on the petition that has sought a direction to the government to restrain the political parties from arranging public gathering in Lahore.

“The Petitioners submit that the Respondents-State Functionaries are not strictly adhering to the relevant W.P. No.64211 of 2020 - 2 - provisions of the Punjab Infectious Diseases (Prevention and Control) Act, 2020 (“the Act 2020”) while allowing the said gathering of one hundred thousand or more persons in the peak of the Pandemic Covid-19 (Corona Virus) in Pakistan, which would adversely affect not only the lives of Petitioners along with all the persons participating in the said gathering and the civil administration controlling such gathering,” read the ruling.

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The court has directed the Provincial Intelligence Committee (PIC) to decide the matter about the PDM’s public gathering within two days. 

It remarked that the court could not interfere in government’s policy. 

The IHC in its verdict has directed all political parties and their workers to strictly comply with COVID-19 SOPs. 

It also directed all relevant departments to ensure the implementation of directives issued by the National Command Operation Centre, a body set up by the government to handle COVID-19 situation. 

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72

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