Govt Issues 12 Rare-Bird Hunting Permits to Arab Royal People, GPS Status in Danger

Shakila Nasreen

Govt Issues Taloor Hunting Permits to Arabs

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Government of Pakistan has issued 12 more special permits for the hunting of Taloor (Houbara Bustard), the rare-bird in Pakistan. Two permits have been granted to the Prince Fahad Bin Sultan Abdul Aziz as Asaud, the Governor of Tabuk to hunt Taloor in Aawran, Noshki, and Chaghi, and to the Prince Mansoor Bin Muhammad Abdul Rehman al Saud for Dera Bugti and Sui.

According to the sources, the Government also grants hunting permit for the rare bird to the song of the UAE President Sheikh Muhammad Bin Khalifa Zayed Al Nahyan. Besides, the Government issued the hunting permits to the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Khuzdar district, Lasbila, and Chaghi. The government is continuously issuing the rare bird hunting permits and till now it has issued the permits to the royal families of the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain.

Earlier, PTI criticized the previous government for issuing permits for the hunt of Taloor in Pakistan and it refused to allow hunting in KPK where it was ruling.

By issuing the Taloor (Houbara Bustard), hunting permits, Pakistan’s Generalized Scheme of Preference Status is in danger. The European Union reviews the status frequently to know whether the countries are following international agreements or not.

Via Dawn News

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