PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Tuesday stated it had rejected an software by a prince from Qatar to allow him hunt the “rare and valuable” birds mainly houbara bustard in included areas of the province.
“that is the second time we rejected the application of the Qatari prince. closing week they once more wrote to us to allow him to seek the precious and rare houbara bustard within the province, “said Ishtiaq Urmar, marketing consultant to chief Minister Pervez Khattak for environment, Forests and wildlife, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said there have been motives the utility of the prince from Qatar changed into rejected.
“First they do not have a very good track record. whenever they went for hunting, they irritated the area people by adverse their plants and excessively hunting precious and rare birds. Secondly, we’ve signed treaties with global network to guard these rare species in our area. these are the reasons we failed to supply permission to this Qatari prince for looking in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” he said.
He said they’d some reserved region in Dera Ismail Khan and Kohat wherein hunting of those treasured and uncommon birds has been banned. Ishtiaq Urmar stated ultimate 12 months any other Qatari prince, Dr Fahad, had come to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa without earlier permission and become caught and fined for illegally hunting and shooting birds. “except forcing him to pay Rs 80,000 ?as quality, we confiscated all his birds and set them free,” Ishtiaq Urmar stated.He said the Qatari prince used to visit Balochistan and Sindh for looking, where nearby citizens had staged protest demonstrations in opposition to them for allegedly adverse their plants.