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Baloch govt allows Qatari prince to hunt houbara bustard

ANI  |  Quetta (Balochistan) [Pakistan] 

authorities have issued a special permit to a Qatari allowing him to hunt the internationally-protected in the province.

According to Dawn, a confirmed that the Qatari royal family member had given 100,000 USD to the for hunting migratory birds in

Houbara bustards are indigenous to the Central Asian region and migrate to every year in winter to avoid harsh weather conditions at home.

The has set the limit for the hunting parties to 100 birds in a maximum period of 10 days. It, however, prohibited the use of shotguns and other inflammatory weapons. According to the permit, the visiting dignitary can hunt the birds with the help of falcons, The Express Tribune.

The permit has been given even though the government has approved guidelines to ensure implementation of the law for the wildlife's protection.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 11:35 IST
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