Thanks to facebook: Pictures help book 3 deer hunting MPs

They posed over the carcases and later posted the image onto Facebook on May 3


Our Correspondent May 06, 2016
They posed over the carcases and later posted the image onto Facebook on May 3. PHOTO: wwf.org.pk/

HYDERABAD/ THARPARKAR: The Sindh wildlife department has booked two MNAs and an MPA for allegedly hunting deer, flouting a ban, thanks to pictures uploaded to Facebook. FIRs were registered against MNAs Fakiq Sher Muhammad Bilalani and Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah along with MPA Sardar Nawab Ghaibi Khan Chandio on Thursday.  Their two associates Adam Hingorjo and Hashim Hingorjo and a number of unknown men were also named in the complaint lodged by game officer Ashfaq Memon in Tharparkar.  The PPP parliamentarians allegedly hunted deer near the Indian border and later brought them to the residence of MNA Bilalani, who had hosted the hunt.  They posed over the carcases and later posted the image onto Facebook on May 3.  Game warden Shaukat Hingorjo told The Express Tribune that based on the pictures a three-member inquiry committee which on Thursday heard accounts of the locals and confirmed the hunt.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 6th, 2016.

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