PM Shehbaz affirms support for Independent media in meeting with APNS delegation

12:44 PM | 29 Mar, 2024
PM Shehbaz affirms support for Independent media in meeting with APNS delegation

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif assured all possible efforts to create a congenial atmosphere for print media personnel in meeting with a delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Thursday.

The premier assured payment of all outstanding dues of publications at the earliest, and assured the APNS members of addressing problems being faced by the journalist community and newspapers.

Sharif, 72, expressed the hope that the journalist community would play its due role for with responsible reporting for strengthening of democracy in the country.

A delegation of APNS met the Prime Minister here at PM House on Thursday. The delegation includes senior journalists including Mujeebur Rehman Shami, Nazafreen Saigol, Sarmad Ali, Shahab Zubairi, Muhammad Athar Qazi, Syed Munir Jilani, Mohsin Bilal, Mehtab Khan and Faisal Zahid Malik.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Attaullah Tarar was also present on the occasion.

PM mentioned meeting the journalist community to support government in its efforts for country’s progress and prosperity.

He further acknowledged media’s role as fourth pillar of state, saying it plays key role in mental training of people. PM called fake news a major challenge and vowed to work with media would to curb the disinformation menace.

PM said that the government is facing biggest challenge of revival economy and same is its top priority. Apprising the delegation of measures to put economy on the right track, he said the government had embarked upon task of complete digitization of the Federal Board of Revenue.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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