Dr Aamir Liaquat banned from TV appearance for 30 days

09:13 AM | 26 May, 2018
Dr Aamir Liaquat banned from TV appearance for 30 days
ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banned renowned televangelist Amir Liaquat from appearing on any TV show for a month.

According to a press release issued by the media watchdog late Friday, the scholar cum politician has also been barred from hosting two shows on BOL TV, ‘Ramzan Me Bol’ and ‘Aisa Nahi Chalega’ for hurting religious sentiments of different sects.

PEMRA also highlighted that the scholar maligned the last Prophet (PBUH) and did so merely for creating a sensation in a bid to garner TV ratings in one of the shows broadcast on May 24th.

Amir Liaquat Hussain had recently announced during BOL’s Ramzan transmission that scholars from a specific sect have been banned from appearing on programs aired by the network.

The decision came a day after Liaquat displayed his anger over the remarks made by a religious scholar Qari Khalil-ur-Rehman, who is believed to have defended renowned scholar Dr Zakir Naik.

In the said TV show, Aamir Liaquat heavily protested against Dr Naik’s statement about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and asked Qari Khalil to condemn it.

However, soon the discussion turned emotional and Liquat quit the segment, following which, scholar Allama Kokab Noorani Okarvi stood up and said he will only sit with co-panelist Qari Khalil if he repented otherwise he will also quit.

A clip of Dr Naik was also shown to the audience, that has been cited as one of the reasons for the ban by the media regulator.

This is not the first time Dr Amair Liaquat has been banned from TV as in December, last year, the Islamabad High Court had forbidden him from TV appearance for 'hate speech'.

Aamir Liaquat Stands Ground

Aamir Liaquat stood his ground over his position and fired a series of tweets, saying, he was proud of his action.



Pakistani rupee registers marginal gain against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 7 December 2023

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.76
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues; Check latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 7 December 2023

On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130. 

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565


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