Serena, McDonald’s among top hotels where unhygienic chicken meat found: Senate Standing Committee told

10:01 AM | 6 Oct, 2017
Serena, McDonald’s among top hotels where unhygienic chicken meat found: Senate Standing Committee told
ISLAMABAD - In what appeared to be a business on the cost of human lives, it was disclosed during an official meeting that renowned hotels as well as other smaller establishments are involved in using unhygienic chicken meat in the capital city.

A meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Health took place in Islamabad where these shocking revelations surfaced.

District Health Officer Agha Najeeb informed the committee chairman Sajjad Hussain that meat of dead or unhygienic chickens is used in all big hotels, including Serena, Marriott, Savour Foods, McDonald's, Al Habibi Restaurant, and others.

He added that teams recovered meat stored for months from the stores of these hotels and tried to seal them but they could not take action against them due their political influence.

On the other hand, Senator Mian Attique took up the issue of using urea fertilizer, detergent powder in milk and suggested to call a meeting of Pakistan Dairy Association to settle the issue. Representatives of district administration also informed that 25,000 litres of milk has been wasted due to adulteration.

The Senate committee meeting also postponed the bill regarding smoking till the next huddle as the information of legislation was not completed.


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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