Permits issued for hunting protected bird

KARACHI: The government has issued quite a few particular lets in to seek the across the world protected migratory bird houbara bustard in Punjab throughout the hunting season 2016-17, in line with resources.

They stated that Qatari prince Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani is amongst the ones in whose identify the lets in were issued.

In line with the resources, this isn’t the primary time that a particular hunting allow has been issued to the Qatari prince.

The prince has in recent years been within the information following the submission of his letter within the Perfect Courtroom in reference to the Panamagate case.

In his letter he has described his father’s industry family members with the circle of relatives of Top Minister Nawaz Sharif and his involvement within the London flats which might be on the centre of the Panama Papers controversy.

Qatari prince amongst the ones given particular lets in

The houbara bustard is not just protected underneath more than a few global conventions and agreements signed through the rustic however its hunting could also be banned underneath the native flora and fauna coverage regulations. Pakistanis don’t seem to be allowed to seek it however it’s a lot wanted through Arab hunters.

In keeping with the resources, the spaces allotted for hunting to Prince Hamad are Punjab’s Bhakkar and Jhang districts. He has been allowed to seek down 100 birds right through a 10-day duration.

The allow used to be despatched to the prince thru Qatar’s diplomatic venture in Islamabad.

The letter despatched to the Qatari embassy (DCP (P&I)-19/6/2016-17 Allocation) says: “The ministry of overseas affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan… has the consideration to state that the Executive of Pakistan has conveyed its advice to the government involved within the province for the allocation of following spaces — Bhakkar and Jhang districts in Punjab province — to Prince Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani, former top minister of Qatar, for hunting of houbara bustard for the season 2016-17.”

The code of behavior for hunting — despatched along side the overseas ministry’s letter — stated the three-month hunting season started on Nov 1 and would conclude on Jan 31, 2017.

The resources stated that copies of the hunting allow were despatched to more than a few executive officials, together with Umeed Khalid, the conservator for flora and fauna, Local weather Exchange Department, Construction No 144, F-Eight Markaz, Islamabad, for knowledge and suitable motion.

Revealed in Daybreak November 20th, 2016

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