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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

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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