SIALKOT: The government imposed a ban on hunting, caging, and selling of bird ‘Lali’ in the province.
The ban had been imposed through a letter written by Additional Chief Secretary Azam Sultan Khan to all deputy commissioners of Punjab, under Section 144 (6) Criminal Procedure Code 1898. The letter stated it had been reported that there was huge surge in skin diseases of dairy animals due to heavy infestation of ticks and blood parasites in skins.
The said bird used to eat ticks and blood parasites from skins of dairy animals. The ban will continue till September 30, the letter added.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2017.