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PEMRA urges media houses to exhibit sobriety while covering general elections

09:14 PM | 23 Jul, 2018
PEMRA urges media houses to exhibit sobriety while covering general elections
LAHORE - Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has asked all media houses to exhibit sobriety while covering general elections 2018.

In an advisory issued on Monday, PEMRA said all the licensees are obliged to follow the code of conduct for political parties, contesting candidates, election and polling agents and code of conduct of media for general election issued by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

It said that it is obligatory on media to inform and educate the public about relevant electoral matters and motivate them to cast their votes.

PEMRA said all broadcasters should ensure balanced and impartial coverage of the election without any discrimination to any party or candidate.

Emphasizing on tolerance, the advisory said it is the duty of all media houses to promote tolerance among the public and avoid all form of expressions that may incite violence on the basis of political affiliations, and religious beliefs.

It further informed that election campaign for general elections on electronic media shall come to an end with effect from midnight tonight.

The writer is a staff member. He has been affiliated with Pakistan's leading English newspapers and worked as News Producer at FM 107.4. Death (as...he believes...life is a station, and death is a longest journey from seen to unseen world), Rain, and winter's Full Moon 'Jarray ki Chandani' always fascinate him too much.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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