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British-Pakistani man involved in illegal hunting arrested in Chakwal

03:24 PM | 27 Feb, 2021
urial hunting

CHAKWAL – Wildlife and Parks Department Punjab, Assistant Director, Mirza Abid and his team arrested a Pakistani-British man involved in illegal hunting of Urial.

Sheikh Asghar is accused of hunting illegally the vulnerable animal Urial and then posting his barbaric videos on social media.

Upon receiving multiple complaints, Deputy Director, Wildlife Salt Range, Asim Bashir Cheema, and Deputy Commissioner Chakwal, Bilal Hashim, assigned Mirza Abid and his team to arrest the team of hunters involved in the illegal activity.

Sheikh Asghar and his four accomplices were arrested red handed at their house with multiple Urial carcasses and trophies. The accused have been taken into custody and a fine of Rs 500,000 has been imposed.

Urial hunting in Pakistan

Urial is a wild sheep with long legs and relatively small horns, native to central Asia. Urial is listed as a vulnerable animal and its hunting is illegal in Pakistan. Urial males have large horns, curling outwards from the top of the head turning in to end somewhere behind the head; females have shorter, compressed horns. The horns of the males are up to 100 cm long. The shoulder height of an adult male urial is between 80 and 90 cm.

The urial is native to montane areas in the Pamir Mountains, Hindu Kush and Himalayas up to an elevation of 4,500 m (14,800 ft); it is distributed from northeastern Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and southwestern Kazakhstan to northern Pakistan and Ladakh in northwestern India. It prefers grassland, open woodland and gentle slopes, but also inhabits cold arid zones with little vegetation.

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Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

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Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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