Pakistan's No. 1 property website back live after downtime

05:54 PM | 28 May, 2016
Pakistan's No. 1 property website back live after downtime
LAHORE (Staff Report) - The website of popular Pakistani real-estate portal, was reportedly hacked on Saturday, according to claims by different social media users, but is now back live.

Facebook user Zeeshan Kahloon, using the social networking site, provided a screen shot of the homepage, which was allegedly hacked by TiGer-M@te, a group based in Bangladesh. entered the market in 2006 and has since then become one of the most widely used property portals in Pakistan, popular among ordinary home buyers and real estate agents alike.

After facing fifteen minutes of downtime, immediately bounced back and according to the site administrators, it is now business as usual at the company.

This is not the first time a major company in Pakistan had its operations disrupted by cyber vandals. Last year, the formerly state-owned Pakistan Telecommunications Corporation's website was hacked by a hacker named Sultan.

Although slow to enter the e-commerce boom, Pakistan has recently made many strides in the sector with numerous local and international tech and e-commerce companies being set up in the country.

Earlier, a 2015 report by the Express Tribune had estimated that the e-commerce market in Pakistan would surpass the $1 billion revenue mark by 2020. The industry is already set to reach its projected growth target of $600 million in 2017, set by investors and independent observer last year.

The exponential growth of the online market, while encouraging to some, has caused others to raise concerns about cyber crime and security in the country, especially given that the country lacks an effective cyber crime law.

The previous cyber crime law, passed during military dictator General Pervez Musharraf's tenure, lapsed after it Parliament chose not to extend it in 2009.

Currently, a new cyber crimes Bill is being considered by the Senate, having already been passed by the National Assembly earlier last month.

The bill has been criticized by media observers and civil society for unduly restricting civil liberties and being based on an outdated paradigm of cyber security. The government, however, has defended its version of the bill from these charges.

Ahmad Durrani

Ahmad Durrani is Associate Editor at Daily Pakistan Global. He is also an independent researcher and journalist working for Tanqeed, a South Asian journal of politics and culture. He tweets at @ahmad_sdurrani.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 25, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 25, 2023 (Monday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 292 295.15
Euro EUR 317 317
UK Pound Sterling GBP 372.5 376
U.A.E Dirham AED 81.5 82.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 78.55 79.3
Australian Dollar AUD 198 200
Bahrain Dinar BHD 781.13 789.13
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.22 40.62
Danish Krone DKK 42.35 42.75
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 317 320
Indian Rupee INR 37.93 38.28
Japanese Yen JPY 1.92 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 951.03 960.03
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.23 176.23
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.72 770.72
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 217 219
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 325.12 327.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.31 8.46

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 25, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 214,700 on Monday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs184,070.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 25 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Karachi PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Islamabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Peshawar PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Quetta PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sialkot PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Attock PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujranwala PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Jehlum PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Multan PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Bahawalpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Gujrat PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nawabshah PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Chakwal PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Hyderabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Nowshehra PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Sargodha PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Faisalabad PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590
Mirpur PKR 214,700 PKR 2,590


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