CBC goes back on promise by shooting two sleeping dogs

Published: February 20, 2016
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PHOTO: FILE

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KARACHI: Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) sanitation branch shot dead two sleeping dogs in Defence Housing Authority Phase-II Extension on Saturday, nearly a year after it promised to put an end to the practice.

The rescue head of animal service provider Home Four Paw & Claw, Syed Mustafa Ahmed, said the CBC has violated the agreement for the third time in three months. According to Ahmed, the CBC is legally bound to intimate in written form about not being able to comply with the agreement.

CBC member Muhammad Jamil, who is leading the campaign to shoot stray dogs, said that residents have been complaining every day. A 25-member board meeting of CBC has rejected the agreement done between them and the animal service provider, he said.

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Home Four Paw & Claw CEO Hira Ghulam Qadir showed the carcasses of the two dogs left by CBC’s sanitation branch in a nearby dumpster. “The decomposition of the bodies will create environmental hazards for the residents,” she said.

CBC spokesperson Aamir Siddiqui claimed that CBC did not shoot the dogs whereas sanitation supervisor Akhtar told The Express Tribune that they have shot the two dogs while another was missed in a four-hour-long campaign.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st, 2016.

Reader Comments (9)

  • GI Joe
    Feb 21, 2016 - 10:14AM

    Kill ’em all.Recommend

  • Omar Sadiq
    Feb 21, 2016 - 1:07PM

    The day one of these stray dogs bite anyone associated with Home Four Paw & Claw, then only they will stop their silly campaigns against saving these menaces stray dogs. These stray dogs number hundreds, if not thousands in the Karachi city itself and Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) should eliminate each and every one of these menaces. The people of KHI are with CBC and not with this Four claw paw org.Recommend

  • Thora Bora
    Feb 21, 2016 - 7:29PM

    Shameful act. Dog are first loyal animals to human.Recommend

  • Travis
    Feb 21, 2016 - 7:43PM

    What else do you expect in Pakistan?Recommend

  • Feb 21, 2016 - 9:20PM

    Stop this inhumane act !Recommend

  • shenaniganman
    Feb 21, 2016 - 9:34PM

    Israel does the same thing with rapidly reproducing unwanted humans. Stop being sensitive.Recommend

  • Sakina
    Feb 21, 2016 - 9:42PM

    The day that one person kills another person in Karachi, is the day that we should shoot all of Karachi. Why don’t you stand in front of the line, then. Instead of finding an alternate, you are supporting the easy and inhumane way the CBC is adopting.Recommend

  • Wajiha
    Feb 22, 2016 - 2:38AM

    This practice to get rid of stray dogs has been going on for years. Clearly it hasn’t been successful! Maybe it is time to take a look around the world and see how other big cities handled this problem. I can assure you their method was NOT to go on a shooting rampage.Recommend

  • Shamim Mujtaba
    May 1, 2016 - 11:34PM

    The best solution to this problem is with this NGO to collect all live stray dogs to some Island by ship and feed them there…
    The people who Love to have Dogs as pets do take care of them, but their dogs are not stray dogs.
    If we can go fast for having Less childten; why can’t it be implemented with wild stray dogs?
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    Lets find the workable solutions to the problem than blaming someone or show undue temper.
    Thanks to everyone…stay Blessed all!Recommend

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