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Saudi Arabia bars use of social media during working hours

09:20 PM | 22 Nov, 2023
Saudi Arabia bars use of social media during working hours
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JEDDAH – Saudi Arabia has banned use of social media during duty hours, those who use social media in their working hours will face disciplinary action.

Saudi Ministry of Manpower and Social Welfare official Abood Alzahim said that the government employees are not authorised to use social media during duty, and disciplinary action will be taken for violation.

According to a Saudi news website 'SABQ', Alzahim pointed out that contrary to the code of conduct of government institutions, employees are active on social media through their mobile phones during duty. This is illegal and unethical practice.

He warned, strict regulation has become necessary to make government employees more efficient in their work in this regard.

Using personal mobile phones during duty is the limit of misconduct. Many government employees continue to play with their mobiles ignoring the public, this is also against civil ethics, he added.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
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 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
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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