Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announces special package for the revival of Pakistani film industry

03:53 PM | 15 Jun, 2017
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announces special package for the revival of Pakistani film industry
With the showbiz spirit to gradually revive the country's film industry, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has announced a special package for artists and other talented people related with it.

In a statement issued, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a "Prime Minister's Film Finance Fund" to support the growth of fine arts, film and broadcasting industry in the country, describing it as an "exceptional" step for filmmaking.

He said that under a concrete and comprehensive package, he would even establish the "National Film and Broadcasting Commission" as well as "National Film Institute and Academy", in line with international standards. These would be equipped with modern studios and other technologies to cope with current and future needs.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who announced the package in view of the recommendations forwarded by the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, directed the ministry to present the package in implementable form to the government in stage for its final approval, in consultation with all the other departments concerned.


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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