Markets violating 10pm closure rule in Lahore face Rs200,000 fine

09:20 PM | 20 Jan, 2023
Markets violating 10pm closure rule in Lahore face Rs200,000 fine
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LAHORE (Dunya News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday ordered the authorities concerned to imposed a fine of Rs200,000 fine on markets flouting rules to shut the businesses by 10pm.

The high court issued the ruling when Lahore Supermarket Secretary-General Muhammad Imran Saleem appeared before it and sought a permanent order for closure of markets by 10pm. He argued that the government’s decision had eased the life of shopkeepers.  

The court expressed pleasure over the statement of the businessman, saying the nation needed to change its lifestyle. It also announced to look into the matter of one-dish rule violation at wedding festivities in Lahore.

Later, the court directed the Lahore CCPO, the deputy commissioner and other officials to ensure that markets are closed by 10pm in the city. 


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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