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Lahore schools to have extra classes on environmental issues, rules LHC

12:49 PM | 22 Feb, 2024
Lahore schools to have extra classes on environmental issues, rules LHC
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LAHORE – Education in schools, and colleges about environmental issues is crucial for raising awareness and fostering sustainable practices, and now Lahore High Court mandated educational institutions to dedicate one period per week to educating students about the environmental protection.

Lahore High Court issued the order regarding the ongoing smog crisis as provincial capital Lahore saw alarming surge in air quality.

In light of schools role in fostering environmental responsibility, LHC judge stressed need to integrate environmental awareness into the school curriculum.

The new directive is part of ongoing proceedings related to curb smog, in response to a petition. 

A Water and Environmental Commission has also been formed to address smog-related concerns. Additionally, the commission will oversee the allocation of clubs, parks, and gardens managed by the Parks and Horticulture Authority in Lahore.

Last year, the court ordered Punjab government to close all schools and colleges on Saturdays across the province in tackle smog.

The court issued order while hearing petitions related to measures being taken by the government to curb air pollution that is posing serious threats to health of citizens. He also ordered him to formulate a policy for introducing work-from-home police for two day a week.

The government also announced four-day holiday for schools after the air pollution reached the dangerous level. The smart lockdown restrictions were also enforced in eight districts of the province.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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