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SHC CJ orders restoration of social media apps including X

05:08 PM | 21 Feb, 2024
SHC CJ orders restoration of social media apps including X

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court on Wednesday ordered the the restoration of various social media applications, including X (Twitter).

During the proceedings, Chief Justice Aqeel Ahmad Abbasi presiding over a case challenging the suspension of internet services in the country, voiced his discontent with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

The PTA’s legal representative informed the court that the authority had been instructed by the Ministry of Information to deactivate internet services nationwide on the day of polling, citing a letter forwarded by the Interior Ministry.

He further explained that the PTA complied with the received instructions.

Chief Justice Abbasi inquired about the rationale behind suspending internet services on election day and questioned the security concerns associated with hindering the democratic process.

Expressing his dissatisfaction, Chief Justice Abbasi criticised the disruption caused by the suspension of internet services, preventing individuals from conducting election campaigns and participating in the electoral process.

Referring to the submission made by the PTA counsel, Chief Justice Abbasi highlighted that the written response mentioned May 9.

Responding to this, the PTA counsel stated that internet services were restored by May 16.

Subsequently, Chief Justice Abbasi ordered the reinstatement of internet services and adjourned the hearing until March 5.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
 
76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
 
1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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