Govt blacklists ad agency responsible for Manzoor Pashteen featuring controversial campaign

11:33 AM | 22 Sep, 2018
Govt blacklists ad agency responsible for Manzoor Pashteen featuring controversial campaign
LAHORE - Minister for Information and Culture Punjab, Fayyazul Hassan Chohan has confirmed that the advertising agency responsible for making an advertisement about Pakhtuns featuring  Pashtun Tahafuz Movement's Manzoor Pashteen has been blacklisted.

Expressing his comments on the controversial campaign, that was taken down a few hours after being launched, Chohan said that the Pakhtuns were our brothers and their affection and love for Pakistan was strong and unshakable.

“The Punjab government condemns the objectionable advertisement regarding Pakhtuns, aired on the PTV News a few days back and assures that strong action would be taken against those responsible for the release of the advertisement,” he added.

The lawmaker expressed that orders had been issued for action against all those responsible for monitoring of the ad before being televised.

In a statement on Thursday, Mr Chohan said Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar had taken prompt notice of the objectionable advertisement and ordered an inquiry into it.

A departmental inquiry had also been initiated into the advertisement, said the minister.

He, however, did not rule out the possibility that the objectionable material was included and aired unintentionally.

Regretting the broadcast of the campaign and expressing sadness over the negligence, the firebrand PTI leader expressed that the Pakhtuns had dignity, honour, patriotism and courage and enjoy equal respect in all the provinces of the country, including Punjab.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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