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