Four Qatari princes arrested for illegal hunting in Pakistan

Mahmood Idrees 03:59 PM | 2 Dec, 2017
Four Qatari princes arrested for illegal hunting in Pakistan
QUETTA - Four Qatari princes and three Pakistani have been arrested for illegally hunting rare bird species, Houbara bustard, in Balochistan, claimed a private news channel on Saturday.

Security forces raided an area in Naushki and arrested the persons when they were making arrangement for hunting the migratory bird.

During the raid, the officials also seized four trained falcons, which are used to hunt birds.

ARY News added that a person, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, received injuries after he attempted to resist.

There are also disputed media reports that the arrested Qatari princes were part of a 13-member delegation headed by former Qatari Emir Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, which reached Pakistan on Nov 29.

Hamad bin Jassim has been in the news as he submitted two letters to the Supreme Court of Pakistan during the hearing of Panama Papers case in favour of the Sharif family.

Hamid bin Jasim called on Nawaz Sharif in Jati Umra and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Model Town and discussed bilateral ties. After the crucial meetings, he along with his companions headed to Karachi.

On Nov 30, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued notices to the federal and Punjab governments for allegedly issuing permits to royal families of Gulf countries for hunting the Houbara bustard.

 The petition argued that the provincial government has violated the Birds and Animals Protection Act 1912 by giving permission to the UAE and Qatari princes to hunt the rare bird.

Houbara bustard is a rare species of migratory birds, which come from Central Asia in the winter to the arid plains of Pakistan. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has placed the bird on its ‘red list’ of threatened species. Its hunting is banned in Pakistan but the country issues special hunting permits to the dignitaries from the Middle East.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 6, 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 June 06, 2023 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 304.9 308.15
Euro EUR 322 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 377 381
U.A.E Dirham AED 83.5 84.5
Saudi Riyal SAR 80.5 81.5
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.82 766.80
Canadian Dollar CAD 226 230
China Yuan CNY 40.28 40.68
Danish Krone DKK 41.03 41.43
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.4 36.75
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.57
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.2 934.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.88 26.18
Omani Riyal OMR 742.38 750.38
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.38 79.08
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 313.87 316.37
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 6, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

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.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125


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