When a company published Pakistani map without Kashmir, this is how Pakistanis reacted

03:43 PM | 22 Nov, 2015
When a company published Pakistani map without Kashmir, this is how Pakistanis reacted
LAHORE (Staff Report) - As the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah categorically stated that Kashmir is jugular vein of Pakistan, Kashmir has always been a matter of concern for Pakistanis and they react to every single thing that separates Kashmir from Pakistan.

The same happened when an internet service provider company published an advertisement on facebook carrying a map of Pakistan without Kashmir.

The post triggered anger among Pakistani users who demanded the company to first publish complete map of Pakistan and then start doing business here. Many users announced to boycott the services being provided by the company until it places complete of Pakistan with Kashmir shown as its part.

"I am not even going to like your page until you publish correct map of Pakistan," said a user who maintains his identity as Tanvir S. Ansari on facebook.

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Earlier this year an alike reaction was noted when a news channel Geo News displayed a map of Pakistan with out Kashmir in one of its prime time show. However the news channel tendered an unconditional apology after realising its mistake, promising that correct Pakistani map would be used in future.

But in this case, despite all the reaction from Pakistanis YahClick, which provides internet and broadband services in over 28 countries worldwide, has not replaced the map of Pakistan so far.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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