Pakistan marks first 'International Day of Markhor' with UN support

09:03 AM | 25 May, 2024
Pakistan marks first 'International Day of Markhor' with UN support
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ISLAMABAD – The population of Markhor saw increase in recent years and now Pakistan celebrated its maiden 'International Day of Markhor' on May 24' to promote wildlife protection.

Pakistan and United Nations agreed to highlight the conservation of the majestic Markhor and its habitat. The resolution to establish an International Day of the Markhor was adopted on May 2, with support from Pakistan and eight other countries.

The purpose of day is to foster global conservation efforts and emphasise the necessity of international cooperation to safeguard this iconic species.

UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan termed Markhors a national treasure for Pakistan. He highlighted Markhor’s role in the ecosystem, advocating for its use as a symbol to boost the economy and promote sustainable tourism and economic growth.

The initiative is in line with the Pakistani government's ‘Living Indus’ program, which the United Nations supports.

Despite being crucial to its ecosystem, wild goat Markhor is experiencing a global population decline, with fewer than 6,000 mature individuals left. In Pakistan, the number has risen in light of conservation efforts and community involvement.

The primary threats to the Markhor include habitat loss, illegal hunting, and climate change.

Pakistan used to held hunting expedition to make sure that laws were not broken, with 80percent of total cost distributed among local community and 20pc is deposited in national kitty.

Markhor is protected by local and international laws such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites).

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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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