PESHAWER – Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Ministry of Environment fined a Qatari prince for haunting three falcons in KP.
“The environment ministry of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa fined a Qatari prince Rs 80,000 after he was caught with three falcons in Dera Ismail Khan.
Chief of Pakistan Tehreek – Insaf Imran Khan tweeted this news and while indicated this news with ‘Naya Pakistan’ said that A Qatari prince is fined Rs 80,000 by KP Min of Environment on being caught with 3 falcons in D I Khan. Diff between Naya Pak & Old Pak.
A Qatari prince is fined Rs 80,000 by KP Min of Environment on being caught with 3 falcons in D I Khan. Diff between Naya Pak & Old Pak.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 10, 2015
Members of the royal families of the Gulf States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are known to be enthusiastic hunters and travel to Pakistan each year to hunt the rare Houbara Bustard.
The annual hunt has sparked controversy in recent years because of the Houbara bustard’s dwindling numbers, with the issue also shining a spotlight on traditionally close ties between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature includes the bird on its ‘red list’ of threatened species, estimating there are fewer than 97,000 left globally.
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