Five il­le­gal hunters caught, fine of Rs0.4m im­posed

Pakistan Observer - - LAHORE CITY - STAFF RE­PORTER

LA­HORE—A raid­ing team con­sti­tuted by Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Wildlife & Parks Pun­jab Khalid Ayaz Khan led by Dis­trict Wildlife Of­fi­cer to check il­le­gal hunt­ing con­ducted a raid in Cholis­tan Game Re­serve and ar­rested five ac­cused and re­cov­ered three slaugh­tered Chinkara deer, a par­tridge and a hare.

A de­part­men­tal fine of Rs0.4 mil­lion has been re­cov­ered from the ac­cused.

Ac­cord­ing to de­tails, Dis­trict Wildlife Of­fi­cer Rahim Yar Khan Mu­jahid Kaleem got a tip off that five per­sons were en­gaged in il­le­gal hunt­ing upon which he con­ducted a raid in Cholis­tan Game Re­serve area Toba Mirza­y­wala.

The ac­cused tried to es­cape upon which they were chased and stopped near Chak No. 225 Daddi Karam Kha­toon.

They in­cluded Muham­mad Akram s/o Wali Muham­mad Ra­jput Colony No. 1 Abu Dhabi Palace Rahim Yar Khan, Muham­mad Ramzan s/o Haji Goda Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Ha­roon Bukhti­yar s/o Bakhti­yar Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Col. (R) Zia-ul-Haq s/o Zarakat Ali caste Sati House No. B7 Sadiqabad Mus­lim Town, Rawalpindi and Umar Adeel s/ o Bakao Din caste Arain Rahim Yar Khan.

Three slaugh­tered Chankara deer, a par­tridge and a hare were re­cov­ered while de­part­men­tal fine of four lakh ru­pees was im­posed.

DG Wildlife & Parks Khalid Ayaz Khan has an­nounced com­menda­tory cer­tifi­cates and cash prizes for the raid­ing team.

He said that cam­paign against il­le­gal hunt­ing will be con­tin­ued and in­dis­crim­i­nate ac­tion will be taken against the per­sons in­volved.

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