Leopard that injured three people in Islamabad came from wild, IWMB tells Senate

08:48 PM | 22 Feb, 2023
Leopard that injured three people in Islamabad came from wild, IWMB tells Senate

ISLAMABAD – A leopard that created panic in housing society in the federal capital after injuring three people was a wild animal, officials have said, rebuffing the reports that it is a pet.

It was confirmed by Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) member Waqar Zakaria during his briefing to the Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change. He said it was suspected the wild animal came from the Sihala forest covered as people have already reported their presence to the department.

He further said that talks are being held with international experts to seek their opinion on releasing the leopard back into its habitat.

Last week, a common leopard entered into Defence House Authority (DHA) in Islamabad and injured three people during hours-long bid to capture it. 

Police said the news of the leopard roaming in the residential area brought a lot of people out of their homes and the leopard attacked one person after another, including a woman wildlife officer.

"She survived because she was wearing a protective jacket," police said, adding that the animal then entered a nearby house and it was trapped in the basement.

Three wildlife officials were injured while trying to capture the leopard, which tore the trap apart twice.

Following the incident, the Islamabad police registered a case against an unidentified suspect for domesticating a leopard.

The case was registered at the Sahala police station under sections 324 (attempt to commit qatl-i-amd) and 289 (negligent conduct with respect to animal) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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