Punjab bans slaughtering useful female cattle

11:14 PM | 12 Dec, 2023
Punjab bans slaughtering useful female cattle

LAHORE – The caretaker Punjab government has imposed a ban on slaughtering female cattle that are useful.

The decision was made during a meeting chaired by caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi in the provincial capital.

The chief minister said at the meeting that Punjab will have animal disease-free zones established by the provincial government. He continued by saying there is a great deal of potential for cattle exports to Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The chief minister emphasised the necessity of boosting cattle exports with a quick and practical strategy.

In addition, he formed a committee that included commissioners from Dera Ghazi Khan and Bahawalpur, the provincial minister for livestock, additional chief secretary, secretary for livestock, secretary for finance, and the president of the All Pakistan Meat Exporters' Association. 

The committee was tasked with creating a plan to boost the livestock sector's output.

Noting that this is not the first time the provincial government has banned the slaughter of female livestock. Prior bans caused the market to experience a scarcity of cattle and red meat.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


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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