Crown Prince MBS among Saudi royals allowed to hunt houbara bustards in Pakistan

Web Desk 06:31 PM | 2 Dec, 2020
Crown Prince MBS among Saudi royals allowed to hunt houbara bustards in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has issued special permits to Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and two governors of the Kingdom to hunt endangered bird species houbara bustards.

The permits have been issued for the hunting season 2020-21 while certain hunting areas have been allocated in Punjab and Balochistan to the royals of the Arab country.

Besides MBS, the Pakistan government has issued permits to Prince Fahad bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Governor of Tabuk and Prince Mansour bin Mohammad S. Abdul Rehman Al-Saud, Governor of Hafr Al-Batin.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ deputy chief of protocol (P&I) issued the permits, which have been delivered to Saudi Embassy to be sent to the hunters, Dawn News reported.

The migratory bird is not only protected under various international nature conservation agreements but its hunting is also banned under wildlife protection laws in Pakistan. Local residents are not allowed to hunt the endangered bird.

Houbara bustard, a habitant to Central Asia’s colder regions, used to migrate to southwards every year due to harsh weather condition in its region.

The issuance of the permits to hunt the endangered bird shows a shift in opinion of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who used to slammed the predecessor rulers for issuing such permits.

As per the permits, MBS has been allocated Layyah and Bhakkar districts in Punjab for hunting, Prince Fahad bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud allocated district Awaran, district Noshki, and district Chaghai (excluding Nok Kundi) in Balochistan while Prince Mansour bin Mohammad S. Abdul Rehman Al-Saud has been allocated Dera Ghazi Khan district in Punjab.

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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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