Pakistan foils bid to smuggle 9,650kg donkey skins to Hong Kong at Karachi port

12:12 PM | 3 Sep, 2022
Pakistan foils bid to smuggle 9,650kg donkey skins to Hong Kong at Karachi port
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KARACHI – Pakistan Customs has failed an attempt to smuggle a huge quantity of donkey hides to Hong Kong through mis-declaration at Karachi port, it emerged on Saturday.

Reports said that the Exports Collectorate Karachi received a tip-off that an attempt to clear a consignment carrying thousands of donkey skins through green channel was being made in guise of salt and handkerchiefs.

Taking action, authorities intercepted a consignment, which was declared as salt and handkerchief by M/S Khan Traders in documents, and recovered 9,650 kilograms of donkey hides.

The customs department has registered a case against Khan Traders and launched an investigation into the matter.

The Pakistani government has imposed a ban on the export of donkey skin after reports emerged that donkey meat is being solder in disguise of beef. 


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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