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Punjab bans animal baiting, hunting with dogs to protect wildlife

03:18 PM | 7 Oct, 2021
Punjab bans animal baiting, hunting with dogs to protect wildlife

LAHORE – The prevalence of animal baiting and the horrible torture that animals suffer have finally compelled the Punjab wildlife department who banned the fierce practice mostly done for entertainment.

In a communiqué dated October 6, the deputy director of the Wildlife department Lahore has directed to stop the use of wild animals in baiting with dogs.

The practice of animal baiting is not only illegal under ‘Punjab Wildlife Act’ and ‘the prevention to cruelty to animals Act’ but is unethical as well, the notification reads. It also mentioned that the competent authorities have shown grave concern over the reports received from different quarters.

It further said that protected animals like Bears, Hyenas, and Jackals are mostly restrained with rope before the deadly canines play the cruel game.

The notification of Punjab Wildlife and Parks Department declared wild boar baiting and hunting of wild boars with dogs against the ‘norms of hunting’. However, the hunting of birds with pointer dogs is allowed but that should be as per the law, it said.

The infamous bear-baiting was restricted in the South Asian country in 1980 by the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, but the brutal practice is still common especially in the rural and tribal areas. People involved in the inhumane act are influential ones. The bear belongs to a poor person who got paid for it, while the hunting dogs belong to the rich.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 17 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 16, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro stands at 296.25 for buying and 299 for selling while British Pound rate is 344.5 for buying, and 348 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.15 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.05
Euro EUR 296.25 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.5 348
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.15 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.50 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 180.5 182.2
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.77 747.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.61 35.96
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 904.28 913.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.45 169.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.95
Omani Riyal OMR 722.59 730.59
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 306.51 309.01
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72

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