KARACHI – Pakistan’s electronic media regulator PEMRA banned all TV channels from airing recorded or live speeches of former prime minister Imran Khan, and now Sindh High Court revoked the order of the media regulator.
Former prime minister, since removed from power criticised state institutions, with most of PTI chief’s criticism directed at military establishment, which forced the government to ban the outspoken politician.
After months of ban, Sindh High Court revoked the ban imposed by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) against speeches made by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.
Justice Mehmood A. Khan of Sindh High Court heard the plea, he lamented absence of legal representative of federal government. PTI Sindh President Haleem Adil Shaikh's advisor and PTI leader Barrister Ali Tahir represented PTI chief in the case.
PTI chairman’s counsel argued that PEMRA's order is not valid as it opposed other judgments of the court. The order also violates freedom of expression, he maintained.
The court later suspended PEMRA's order till further hearing.
In May this year, Pakistan's mainstream media regulator imposed a ban on airing former prime minister Imran Khan’s statements and speeches on May 31, 2023.
PEMRA maintained that Khan was levelling baseless allegations and spreading hate speech through his provocative statements against state institutions and officers which is prejudicial to the maintenance of law and order and is likely to disturb public peace and tranquillity.
Pakistani rupee witnessed upward trajectort against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
On Wednesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.7 for buying and 286.75 for selling.
Euro remained stable at 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate increased to 361 for buying, and 364 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.6 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||361||364|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.49||36.84|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
KARACHI – Gold prices in the local market continue to decline in line with the international market.
On Wednesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,400 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,100.
Each tola for 24 karat is Rs216,700, 22 Karat is Rs198,640, and 21 karat rate per tola is Rs189,613 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,525.00 for single tola.
In the global market, the precious metal moved down, and hovers around $2023 per ounce after drop of around $10.
|Lahore||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Karachi||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Islamabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Peshawar||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Quetta||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Sialkot||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Attock||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Gujranwala||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Jehlum||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Multan||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Gujrat||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Nawabshah||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Chakwal||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Hyderabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Nowshehra||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Sargodha||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Faisalabad||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|
|Mirpur||PKR 219,400||PKR 2,625|