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Case registered against Balochistan home minister for hunting markhor

08:32 AM | 30 Mar, 2017
Case registered against Balochistan home minister for hunting markhor

QUETTA - Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti landed in hot water after Levies Forces filed a case against him for allegedly hunting a markhor, a near to extinct wild goat species.


Dawn News quoted sources as saying that the case had been filed with the Takatu Levies Station in Quetta.


A few weeks ago, a picture of Bugti holding his gun and sitting next to a markhor hunted in the Takatu range of Quetta, went viral on social media.


The Balochistan High Court (BHC) taking notice of the picture directed the wildlife department to either impose fine on Bugti or register a case against him.


Markhor is a protected species under the law and the wildlife department receives between $80,000 and $100,000 for every markhor killed.


On the other hand, the minister denied breaking any rule, adding that he had not received any notice so far. “I would submit reply of all queries in a court of law, if notice is served.”

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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