Villagers kill Amur leopard in Azad Kashmir

01:54 PM | 5 Feb, 2019
Villagers kill Amur leopard in Azad Kashmir
MUZAFFARABAD - Villagers in Rawalakot have killed another leopard (Panthera pardus) in self-defence in Azaad Kashmir Pakistan

According to details, the village was terrorized to witness a leopard, roaming about in the local community in search of prey.

Dozens of villagers start chasing the young hungry leopard after it attacked a goat in the area. The locals shot the leopard on the spot with help of hounds.

The residents believed that the leopard descended on their settlement from thick forests in the area.

The community complained about the lack of arrangements for wildlife conservation by the AJK State Wildlife and Fisheries Department.

The Red List of ‘Threatened Species’ compiled by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classifies Panthera pardus as a “near threatened” species.

The species is found in the mountains of Kashmir, the Murree hills and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

According to AJK Wildlife Department, uncertain weather and constant human pressure on forests had badly affected the natural habitat and food sources of wildlife which is why they descend on residential areas in search of food.

No Wildlife and Fisheries Department team has reportedly reached the village, following the incident so far.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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