Balochistan government bans hunting across province after arrest of 4 Qatari Princes

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Balochistan government bans hunting across province after arrest of 4 Qatari Princes

QUETTA - The Balochistan cabinet on Friday evening directed all 34 deputy commissioners of the province not to allow anyone to hunt in their respective districts.

Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri chaired the cabinet meeting, which endorsed the Balochistan Wildlife (Protection, Preservation, Conservation, and Management) Act 2014 and decided to implement it in letter and spirit.

Without mentioning the houbara bustard, the provincial cabinet also asked the Foreign Office not to issue licences to anyone for hunting in Balochistan.

This decision has come a few days after security forces detained four Qatari nationals near the Pak-Afghan border in Noshki district on charges of illegal hunting. Five locals were also charged with collaborating with the foreigners for illegal hunting in the area.