UAE Royal Family Granted Hunting Permit For Houbara Bustard

UAE Royal Family Granted Hunting Permit For Houbara Bustard

Seven special permits for the hunt of Houbara Bustard, an internationally protected species of bird have been granted to the member of the Royal family of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the Government of Pakistan.

The special permits for the hunt of Houbara Bastard for the hunting season of 2020-21 were issued to the President of UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, and other Royal family members.

As per reports, the crown prince and deputy supreme commander of armed forces, and president’s advisor and representatives are also included amongst the hunters that are granted permits.

Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Chief of Protocol was the one who issued the permits for hunting. The permits were then delivered to the UAE Embassy, where they were forwarded to UAE.

As per the permits, the royal family members and UAE officials have been granted permits for hunting areas in Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan.

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The area allocated include, “Rahim Yar Khan, Rajanpur and Chakwal districts; Sukkur, Ghotki, Nawabshah, Sanghar (including Kot Diji and not across Nara Canal) districts; and districts of Panjgur, Zhob, Kharan (excluding Nag Dara breeding area), Washuk, Gwadar (excluding Gwadar, Ormara, and Pasni) and Lehri tehsil of Sibi district (Domki area only),” according to Dawn.