According to a report by Monthlybrands, the decision has been taken in the light of recent controversy stirred by the presence of blasphemous pages on Facebook.
The pages - which have been a source of heated debate - were first brought to attention after the alleged disappearings of 'activists' who allegedly ran these pages.
Recently, taking the matter with firm determination, the Islamabad High Court also took notice of the blasphemous content on Facebook which had reportedly managed to stay unnoticed for years.
High Court judge Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui had said that he would go to every possible end for the ban on these platforms. He further wanted to find all accused, who have posted blasphemous content online, and have their names enlisted in the Exit Control List.
A petition has also been filed in Islamabad High Court seeking closure of social media site Facebook until blasphemous material and pages are deleted permanently.
The Civil Society – through advocate Tariq Asad – in its petition, says that the social media website should be banned until the government has permanently removed all the blasphemous content from the website.
The petitioner stated in his petition that he had filed a petition against posting of blasphemous material on social media and the court took serious notice of it and directed all the concerned departments including Ministry of Interior, Ministry of I.T., Ministry of Information, PTA, Police, and FIA to take immediate action to close/block the pages.
Hamza Rao is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan. He can be reached at email@example.com. He tweets at @HamzaRaoxxx
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 20, 2023 (Monday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||341.5||345|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.1||36.45|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.91||176.91|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 204,700 on Tuesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,500.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,849.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Karachi||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Islamabad||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Peshawar||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Quetta||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Sialkot||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Attock||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Gujranwala||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Jehlum||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Multan||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Gujrat||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Nawabshah||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Chakwal||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Hyderabad||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Nowshehra||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Sargodha||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Faisalabad||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
|Mirpur||PKR 204,700||PKR 2,390|
Copyright ©2023. Reproduction of this website's content without express written permission from 'Daily Pakistan' is strictly prohibited.