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LHC halts Punjab govt from distributing electric bikes among students

12:14 PM | 10 May, 2024
LHC halts Punjab govt from distributing electric bikes among students

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Friday halted the Punjab government’s distribution of electric bikes to students in the province until Monday.

The court’s directive to pause the distribution of electric bikes will last until Monday as it requests thorough details about the project.

These remarks were made during a hearing on a case concerning smog reduction in the province.

The LHC has placed a hold on the electric bike lottery until it receives further information from the Punjab government about the initiative’s scope and execution.

The court has requested a detailed report from the government on the distribution of electric bikes, including the number and locations where they are being provided.

Justice Shahid Karim expressed concerns about the potential misuse of electric bikes, suggesting students should be encouraged to use public transportation instead. He emphasized the need to prioritize student safety and noted that if given e-bikes, students might engage in dangerous one-wheeling.

The judge also voiced concerns about male students potentially loitering outside girls' colleges if given the bikes. He suggested that rather than providing students with e-bikes, colleges should be equipped with electric buses. This shift towards public transport aims to offer safer and more sustainable mobility options for students across Punjab.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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