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 - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 24 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 24, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.15 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.15 280.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.4 74.15
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.75 748.75
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.57 916.57
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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