Balochistan home minister booked for hunting endangered animal

Sarfaraz Bugti's photo with a dead Markhor has gone viral on social media


Mohammad Zafar March 29, 2017
Sarfaraz Bugti hunted a Capra falconeri after which a picture of him with the animal went viral on social media. PHOTO: TWITTER

QUETTA: Levies officials have registered a case against Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti for hunting a Markhor, an endangered species.

The case was lodged on March 26 after Balochistan High Court took notice of the ‘illegal hunting’.

A senior official of the forest department said the country's national animal, whose poaching is prohibited by the state, was hunted in the Taktu area of Balochistan last month.

A photo showing Bugti with his rifle and a dead Markhor has since gone viral on social media.

PHOTO: TWITTER

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The home minister, when contacted, said he did not receive any court notice, and denied hunting the animal 'illegally'.

PHOTO: TWITTER

The provincial high court, during the case proceedings, directed the forest department to either penalise the home minister ($80,000-$100,000) or take legal action against him. The hearing has been adjourned till April 3.

COMMENTS (3)

Shah | 4 years ago | Reply My conviction is being proven correct: Bugti name is becoming a shame; Their feudal Lords mentality will never change; They are just a small tribe in my country and are really a nuisance;
Aware Citizen | 4 years ago | Reply If this interior minister really so brave and paid attention on borders of Balochistan in the same way he his posing the Balochistan province,law and order situation might have improved and their was no need of extra law and enforcing agencies there !
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