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Peshawar commissioner posing with his kill sparks outrage on social media

The black partridge is among the endangered species in Pakistan

04:56 PM | 20 Feb, 2022
Peshawar commissioner posing with his kill sparks outrage on social media

PESHAWAR – Social media users and activists condemned the killing of endangered birds by the commissioner of Peshawar division Riaz Khan Mehsud after his photo with hunted partridges went viral.

Journalist Asad Ali Toor shared the image, which depicted Mehsud, the son of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Dost Muhammad Mehsud, brandishing a shotgun in an area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with a number of hunted birds on the bonnet of his car.

“Commissioner Peshawar, Riaz Mehsud proudly poses for a photo with poached partridges. Will PTI Govt which claims to be custodian of wildlife take action against him? Hunting of endangered species is on the rise in PTI’s Govt,” Toor wrote on Twitter.

The controversial picture has cooked up a storm on social media, with people demanding actions against the senior bureaucrat. However, it is unclear where the photo was taken.

It is also yet to confirm whether Commissioner Mehsud had a permit to hunt the endagered specie as the provincial government has been issuing licences in the past for specific hunting season.

The hunting season in the past started from November 17 until February 2.  

These species of birds are vulnerable to climate change, habitat loss, and overhunting while The International Union for Conservation of Nature has listed the black partridge on its Red List of Threatened Species. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
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 1.94
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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