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Pakistan to teach animal welfare and rights at schools for the first time

10:20 PM | 17 Sep, 2022
Pakistan to teach animal welfare and rights at schools for the first time
Source: Social media

ISLAMABAD – As awareness about animal rights and welfare has triggered a debate across the globe, Pakistan is the latest to educate its students about animal welfare.

Prime Minister’s aide on Strategic Reforms Salman Sufi shared the development in a social media post, saying the government was preparing a special course on animal welfare for schools in the country’s federal capital Islamabad.

Sufi said that students of both state-run and private schools will be introduced to a humane approach to animals.

Delving into details about the initiative, the PM’s aide said the course had already been chalked out and would be introduced by the end of October.

He said the course would be taught to students from fifth grade and it would have co-curricular sessions.

The depth of the course will increase with students' promotion to the next grade, he said, adding that animal rights activists would educate children about keeping pets. He also shed light on hurting stray animals, adding that Islam teaches protecting for every living being.

Sufi called Pakistan a "horrible place for these animals", saying "our generation has failed the animals". He said that people need to be aware about the consequences of keeping wild animals at home, calling it an appalling and troublesome idea.

The PM’s aide mentioned that the government was in touch with international organisations and local activists on the projects on animal rights.

Animal rights activists have hailed the government’s initiative, hoping the course would soon be taught at schools across Pakistan.

Many of the disturbing events regarding animal abuse made headlines in Pakistan. The sight of dancing animals was slammed as wild animals were forced to act and dance on streets. Aggressive sexual behaviour against animals also sparked outrage. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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