Discuss something other than Panama leaks, Capt Safdar advises media

10:14 AM | 27 Sep, 2016
Discuss something other than Panama leaks, Capt Safdar advises media
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Technology and son-in-law of PM Nawaz, retired Capt Mohammad Safdar has said that media took special interest in Panama leaks ignoring positive stories.

Chairing a meeting about mobile phone service providing companies, Safdar expressed that the Ministry of Information Technology was efficiently doing it's job but the media hardly highlights them.

He said he would have to contribute to the discussion if his name included in the Panama leaks.

During the proceedings, when the chief executive officer Universal Service Fund (USF), Faisal Sattar, started briefing the meeting Mr Safdar said the USF sounds strange just like the name of an offshore company, Dawn News reported.

Minister for Information Technology Anusha Rahman indicated that in all the welfare work such as the establishment of computer labs, less-developed areas were given priority, instead of Lahore.

To this, the PML-N lawmaker responded that people of Lahore had already got the metro project so what else they could expect.

Anusha Rehman told the participants that a senator was creating hurdles in the installation of mobile phone towers in Balochistan as the service provider refused to install the tower on his land.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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