Sindh Wildlife orders inquiry after photos of Shahid Afridi with chained-lion go viral

01:21 PM | 14 Jun, 2018
Sindh Wildlife orders inquiry after photos of Shahid Afridi with chained-lion go viral
LAHORE - Confirmed by Taj Mohammad Shaikh, Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD) has ordered an inquiry into the presence of a wild animal i.e. lion at Shahid Afridi's home. Action will be taken against Afridi, if found guilty.

Shahid and his six year old were witnessed posing with an African lion inside their house with no barriers in between. Photos of the lion at the former cricketer's home went viral last week which erupted an uproar on social media.

Shahid defended himself saying that the lion did not belong to him and was brought to him by one of his fans.

The owner of the lion, Hassan Hussain told Images that the lion was brought up by him and given to Shahid Afridi for recreation purposes. Hassan further clarified that he had obtained travel permit from SWD: "The lion remained chained during the visit."

Adnan Khan (SWD official), has explained that Mr. Hussain possesses a license for a private mini zoo and keeps animals at his house in PECHS. He further said Mr. Hussain has an animal breeding farm in Mirpur Sakro. Mr. Adnan further said that transporting wild animals is risky and requires special protocols, even if they are tamed.

"There is usually a distance of five to six feet between the visitors and the iron bars of the lions’ cage to ensure safety of the visitors," Adnan Khan added

He concluded his statement saying, "Suspension or revocation of Hassan’s licence is another possibility. In an extreme case, we can even confiscate the animal."


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

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.

Euro currently 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 - 25 Feb 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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