AJK wildlife authorities launch search for bodies of leopard cubs shot dead before Eid

10:15 PM | 18 Jun, 2024
AJK wildlife authorities launch search for bodies of leopard cubs shot dead before Eid
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MUZAFFARABAD – Officials from the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Wildlife Department launched a search for the bodies of leopard cubs, allegedly shot dead on June 16, the day before Eid ul Adha.

The search was initiated after photos of the cubs' lifeless bodies in Muzaffarabad's Phgwan Dupatta area surfaced on social media, prompting immediate action from the authorities.

Local residents informed the wildlife authorities of the incident through a phone call. In response, teams from AJK's Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Department were dispatched to the area where the cubs were reportedly found, according to officials. Investigations into the incident are currently ongoing.

Naeem Iftikhar Dar, Director of the Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Department, stated that commenting on the alleged killing of the wild cats would be premature until their bodies are located. However, locals reported hearing gunshots in the area.

A formal request for the registration of a case regarding the alleged killing of the leopard cubs has been submitted to the relevant police station.

Dar mentioned that teams have been searching for the cubs for several days without finding any trace of their remains. He added that they are also seeking eyewitnesses to help progress the investigation.

The viral images that sparked outrage among animal rights activists were subsequently removed from social media, and the identity of the person who uploaded the images remains untraced.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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