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Bill proposing prison for defamation of Quaid’s picture moved in Senate

Five-year sentence and Rs 50,000 fine proposed for desecration of Pakistan's founder’s picture

02:28 PM | 26 Jan, 2021
Bill proposing prison for defamation of Quaid’s picture moved in Senate

ISLAMABAD – A bill has been moved in the Senate proposing a five-year prison term for any one removing, tarnishing, or burning a picture of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Senator Syed Sabir Shah presented the bill that also seeks the imposition of Rs 50,000 fine apart from the prison sentence.

State press agency APP reported that 12 private member bills were moved in the Senate on Tuesday which were all referred to their standing committees by Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.

The new bills are: 

-          Guardian and Wards (Amendment) Bill, 2020

-          Public Complaints (Removal of Grievance) Bill, 2020

-          Islamabad Rent Restriction (Amendment) Bill, 2020

-          Right of Access to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2020

-          Islamabad Women University Islamabad Bill, 2020

-          Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020

-          Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2020

-          Pakistan Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2020

-          Islamabad Educational Examinations (Prevention of Unfair Means) Bill, 2021

-          Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Bill, 2021

-          West Pakistan Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2021

-          General Clauses (Amendment) Bill, 2021,

Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Sirajul Haq withdrew the Amendment of Article 213 Bill he had tabled on January 20, 2020.

Meanwhile, Sirajul Haq withdrew the constitution Amendment Bill, 2020 (Amendment of Article 213), introduced on January 20, 2020, from the house.

The parliament’s upper house is in its 306th session from January 22, 2021.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

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 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 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 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
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 207 209
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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