Alleged poacher held for shooting down leopard in AJK

10:54 AM | 24 Jan, 2022
Alleged poacher held for shooting down leopard in AJK

MUZAFFARABAD – The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Police have apprehended an alleged poacher a day after an injured female leopard succumbed to severe wounds caused by six gunshots.

Reports in local media quoting police officials said the wildcat that was earlier suspected of being hit by a speeding vehicle was actually shot down near the river Neelum in Muzaffarabad.

Following the tragic incident, a man named Shaukat alias Jangju was detained by law enforcers in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Local cops also confirmed that a case was lodged against the suspected hunters of the common leopard.

Following the arrest, cops also recovered the 12 bore shotgun that the suspect used to kill the four-legged carnivore.

On Sunday, the injured cat that was shifted to the country’s federal capital for treatment after being shot died amid the medical treatment. Officials revealed that the endangered animal was hunted down, with the team recovering cartridges of an LG rifle from her body.

The backbone of the injured animal was broken and her lower part was completely paralyzed. The roaring cat was spotted by locals near some 20 kilometers away from AJK capital Muzaffarabad.

Later, the AJK wildlife personnel evacuated her using a dart gun. The officials then transported the paralyzed animal, which is said to be around three to four years old, to the country’s federal capital Islamabad for advanced treatment.

The big cats, distinguished by their well-camouflaged fur, are vanished from at least half of their historic range in Africa and Asia. These animals are listed as “near threatened” on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 2 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 2, 2024 (Saturday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 2, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 27.13 27.43
Swedish Korona SEK 314.07 316.57
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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