Man arrested for driving around Karachi with lion

Haider Ali 01:37 PM | 15 Jun, 2017
Man arrested for driving around Karachi with lion
KARACHI - Following social media outcry, police arrested a man who was filmed roaming around with his pet lion in his vehicle in Karachi, late Wednesday.

The issue came to light when a video showing a man driving in Karimabad area of Karachi with his lion at the back of his jeep went viral on social media. The man was later identified as Saqlain.

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Soon after social media activists raised concerns about the safety of pet and citizens, Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal took notice of the incident, following which the authorities took into custody Saqlain alias Sherwala and his pet.

Justifying his move, Saqlain clarified that his pet was ill and so he was taking her for a check-up. He maintained that he had all the relevant documents required to keep a wild animal as a domestic one.

"I have all documents, including the licence. The video is four days old. My lion was sick and I took him to the doctor for a visit in Defence and was returning home," the owner told newsmen at Gulberg police station.

SSP central Muqaddar Haider confirmed that Saqlain was a license holder, but maintained that the relevant documents would be forwarded to wildlife department for verification.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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