LHC orders PEMRA not to telecast anti-judiciary speeches of Nawaz, Shehbaz and other PML-N leaders

05:56 PM | 24 Aug, 2017
LHC orders PEMRA not to telecast anti-judiciary speeches of Nawaz, Shehbaz and other PML-N leaders
LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Thursday ordered the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to stop broadcasting and publishing speeches of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab chief minister Shehbaz and others, in which they have expressed sentiments against the judiciary.

Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh was hearing the case on the petition filed by a citizen Azhar Siddique, who stated that 16 politicians from ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had made anti-judiciary remarks in their speeches, which were broadcasted on media.

They include Khawaja Saad Rafique, Ishaq Dar, Talal Chaudhry, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Pervaiz Rasheed, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Abid Sher Ali, and Rana Sanaullah besides the Sharifs.

The speeches followed the Panama verdict, which led to the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif, the petitioner pointed out, adding that court should stop the speeches from being telecasted.

The petitioner further added that the transmission of Nawaz Sharif’s address to lawyers convention, to be held on August 25, be stopped as well.

However, the defence counsel argued that the allegations levelled in the petition should not be heard as it is inadmissible in court.

The court, while issuing notices to the PEMRA chairman and the Council of Complaints chairman, summoned them as well. LHC also ordered that the respondents should file a report on the matter by September 12.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
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 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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