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LHC orders closure of business activities by 10 pm daily in Lahore

05:05 PM | 28 Nov, 2023
LHC orders closure of business activities by 10 pm daily in Lahore
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LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday ordered reduction in timings of business activities in the Punjab capital, saying all trade activities must be closed by 10 pm daily. 

LHC’s Justice Shahid Karim issued the order while hearing a set of petitions filed by citizens seeking an action to curb smog. 

The judge ordered the Lahore CCPO to ensure that all businesses are closed by 10pm. He also directed other administration officials to take measures for tackling the environmental pollution. 

The LHC also directed the city administration to issue a notification for two-day work-from-home policy for private institutions and banks. 

The high court also ordered the sealing of industry units spewing pollution into environment. 

The city of over 22 million is still grappling with hazardous air quality despite the implementation of strict measures, like the closure of the market and no vehicles on the city's main artery Mall Road.

Last week, the Punjab government had closed the schools, colleges and universities for three days due to intensifying smog. 

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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