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Karachi school loses registration for ridiculing student for speaking in Urdu

12:49 PM | 31 Jan, 2023
Karachi school loses registration for ridiculing student for speaking in Urdu
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KARACHI – A private school in Karachi sparked outrage after a teacher humiliated a student by painting his face with black ink for speaking in Urdu in the class.

At first, the student’s father attempted to approach the school administration but to no avail, which forced him to share his ordeal with masses on the social media platform.

The father of the student then filmed a short clip of his son which soon went viral on the social media, prompting action from provincial administration. The Directorate of Inspection of Private Schools Sindh has canceled the registration of the school for humiliating the student for speaking in the national language.

Meanwhile, a probe was also started on the notice of provincial education minister Sardar Ali Shah.

Shah maintained that no student can be punished for speaking their mother tongue in school.

Sindh Directorate of Education, in its statement, said the administration of the private educational institute failed to handle the situation and suspended the school’s registration with immediate effect till further orders. The officials also slapped a penalty of Rs100,000 on the school.

Teacher who ridiculed student for speaking national language resigns

Amid the outrage, the teacher who ridiculed the student for speaking in Urdu and then painted the child’s face black resigned.

On the other hand, the school administration cleared the air, saying it’s a matter of pride for them to promote, and celebrate the national language. It said several Urdu poetry seminars were held in the school which was attended by noted poets including Amjad Islam Amjad.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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