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Lahore High Court could ban Indian movies in Pakistan in response to Kashmir brutalities

11:48 AM | 26 Jul, 2016
Lahore High Court could ban Indian movies in Pakistan in response to Kashmir brutalities

LAHORE- A petition has been filed with the Lahore High Court(LHC) seeking a ban on the screening of Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas till resolution of the Kashmir issue, media reported on Tuesday.

According to sources, the plea was filed by advocate Ishtiaq Chaudhary who argued that while Indian forces were suppressing the voice of Kashmiris, Pakistani cinemas were promoting Bollywood.

The petition contended that government was adopting a dual policy by, on the one hand, calling for Kashmiri freedom, and, on the other hand, displaying Indian movies.

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To show solidarity with the innocent citizens of Kashmir, the plaintiff urged the court to ban the screening of Indian films in Pakistan.

Earlier in 2015, stage artist Iftikhar Thakur filed a complaint seeking ban on Indian films in Pakistan through the same counsel advocate Ishtiaq Chaudhary. However, the plea was dismissed by Lahore High Court.

At that time, Justice Ijzaul Ahsan of the LHC took up the petition and observed that the matter was related to government policy, which could not be challenged in court.

The writer is a civil servant.


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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