PEMRA bans live telecast of Azam Swati speeches after Rawalpindi power show

12:24 PM | 27 Nov, 2022
PEMRA bans live telecast of Azam Swati speeches after Rawalpindi power show

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Sunday imposed a ban on broadcasting live speeches of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and senator Azam Swati on all satellite TV channels with immediate effect.

The media watchdog imposed a ban on his live speech a day after he addressed a rally in Rawalpindi on Saturday, where he used insulting language against the top military officials including the outgoing army chief.

The defiant politician hurled allegations and used offensive language against a senior official of the top intelligence agency. He further singled out military officials and threatened them.

In his fiery speech, Swati, 74, vowed to go against army officials on every platform, saying he will use every legal and moral forum against them.

Following Swati’s speech, several politicians from the ruling alliance condemned his allegations against institutions, which also prompted action from federal investigators who detained the PTI leader earlier today.

PEMRA, in a notification, said “Mr. Azam Khan Swati, on November 26, 2022, in a public gathering at Rawalpindi, aired on various satellite TV channels, made aspersions against the state institutions by leveling baseless allegations.”

It said, “airing of such content is a willful violation of PEMRA's directives as well as PEMRA laws which explicitly refrain all the licensees from telecasting any content in any manner against state institutions and PEMRA in view of the above-referred reasons, in the exercise of delegated powers of the Authority vested in Section 27(a) of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by PEMRA (Amendment) Act 2007, hereby prohibits broadcast and re-broadcast of speech(es)/press conferences/media coverage of Mr. Azam Khan Swati on all satellite TV channels with immediate effect”.

It also warned that in case of violation, license of the news channel will be suspended without any show cause notice.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
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 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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