ISLAMABAD – President Dr. Arif Alvi has approved the Access to the Media (Deaf) Persons Act, 2022 which directed all broadcasters to air a news bulletin with sign language interpretation.
With the act to enhance the accessibility of news bulletins for the hearing impaired, the President said government shall not allow to broadcast of any news bulletin on private or stare run broadcasters without sign language interpreters.
A statement issued by President's Office said Dr. Arif Alvi has approved the Deaf People’s Access to Media Act 2022, and after six months of the implementation of the Act, no news bulletin will be allowed on any public or private electronic media, private TV channel, cable TV or any other media without a Pakistan Sign Language interpreter.
It further warned that after one year, any drama, film, or any kind of picture program without sign language interpreter on any public or private electronic media, private TV channel, cable TV or any other media will not be allowed.
صدر مملکت ڈاکٹر عارف علوی نے کوڈ آف کریمنل پروسیجر (ترمیمی) بل 2022ء کی توثیق کر دی— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) December 30, 2022
بل کے ذریعے کوڈ آف کریمنل پروسیجر 1898ء کے سیکشن 195 میں ترمییم کی گئی ہے
صدر مملکت نے بل کی منظوری آئین کے آرٹیکل 75 کے تحت دی pic.twitter.com/pMb3aUWN2n
Earlier this year, the Senate standing committee on information and broadcasting approved the bill to enhance the accessibility of news bulletins for people with hearing issues.
Reports in the media suggest quoting WHO report claimed that about 5 percent population of all countries has some form of hearing impairment and with a population of above 200 million, Pakistan will have at least 10 million with deaf or hard of hearing.
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 April 01 , 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||350.5||354|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.11||36.46|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||176.37||178.38|
|Qatari Riyal||QAR|| |
|Swiss Franc||CHF||310.26|| |
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 209,000 on Saturday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs179,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.
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.
|Lahore||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Karachi||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Islamabad||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Peshawar||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Quetta||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Sialkot||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Attock||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Gujranwala||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Jehlum||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Multan||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Gujrat||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Nawabshah||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Chakwal||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Hyderabad||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Nowshehra||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Sargodha||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Faisalabad||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
|Mirpur||PKR 209,000||PKR 2,525|
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