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Another American hunts Markhor in Pakistan, pays Rs20mn for permit

03:39 PM | 15 Dec, 2021
Another American hunts Markhor in Pakistan, pays Rs20mn for permit

GILGIT – As trophy hunting season continues in the country’s northernmost territory, a US citizen has hunted down the first Markhor of the current year.

The permit to hunt the wild goat, which is listed on the IUCN Red List as near threatened, was sold for about Rs20 million.

Reports in local media quoting Wild Life officials said the very first shooting of the year of Markhor was done by an American citizen named Michael Joseph. The hunted goat was around 9-year-old and was 43 inches tall.

Local communities are receiving more financial benefits in return for facilitating the legal hunt of the four-legged animal found in the mountains of Pakistan and neighboring mountainous regions.

The trophy hunting programme starts every year in November and ends in April. Foreign and local hunters hunt the trophies in GB conservation areas after getting licenses. The income accrued from the permit fee is used for the collective development by the village conservation committees.

The hunting programme started back in the 1980s and is carried out under the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wildlife.

Meanwhile, the number of endangered species decreased over the last two years and the National Park is home to around 2,000 animals amid the ban of hunting without permits.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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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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