The tragic story of a Pakistani donkey who cried himself to death

06:43 PM | 22 Oct, 2016
The tragic story of a Pakistani donkey who cried himself to death
KARACHI - A donkey, who cried for the first two days nonstop before being rescued by a local NGO, took his last few breaths and passed away on Saturday at an animal shelter house in Karachi.

Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation, a local NGO, has shared the pictures of the ‘teardrop’ donkey which was rescued a few days ago.

“We tried everything from 24 hour care to making contraptions to help him stand so to help his digestive system function again to physiotherapy so to get his other unhurt 3 legs to gain some strength to one member of our team sitting with him all day massaging and petting him, making sure he feels loved.

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“But he did not have the will left in him to fight because for most of his life, he probably had no reason to want to live. And we couldn't change his mind in a few days,” the NGO said in a Facebook post.

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According to the Foundation, the donkey must have been lying in one spot in his terrible condition for days if not weeks, starving, thirsty, in so much pain and crying. “But no one saw his tears. No one bothered to help-he waited all that time and then just gave up hope.”


Continuing with a message for humans to care for animals, the NGO says: “It is our responsibility as human beings to at least try to make sure that no living being, human or animal leaves this world feeling dejected, unloved and completely hopeless.

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“If there are a million injured animals out there, there are also a million of us who can do something. If each of us helps even one helpless being in our lifetime, there will be a significant difference in this world.”

In the end, the Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation stated that the donkey did not cry his last two days in their care. “He looked almost a little at peace. We hope now he's getting the justice and love he deserves. RIP.”

Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

The writer is a member of the staff.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on Sept 30, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 30, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 286.05 289.15
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353.3 357
U.A.E Dirham AED 80 80.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.75
Australian Dollar AUD 189 191
Bahrain Dinar BHD 778.84 786.84
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.24 40.64
Danish Krone DKK 41.83 42.23
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 945.27 954.27
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.58 176.58
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.31 770.31
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 323.01 325.51
Thai Bhat THB 8.12 8.27

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 30, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,600 on Saturday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 176,270. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 30 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Karachi PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Islamabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Peshawar PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Quetta PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sialkot PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Attock PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujranwala PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Jehlum PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Multan PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Bahawalpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Gujrat PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nawabshah PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Chakwal PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Hyderabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Nowshehra PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Sargodha PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Faisalabad PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450
Mirpur PKR 205,600 PKR 2,450


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