Two blind dolphins found dead in River Indus

Published: June 1, 2011
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Officials of Wildlife Department reached the spot but left without pulling the dolphins out.  PHOTO: NAEEM GHOURI/EXPRESS/ FILE

Officials of Wildlife Department reached the spot but left without pulling the dolphins out. PHOTO: NAEEM GHOURI/EXPRESS/ FILE

Two blind dolphins were found dead in the River Indus near Sukkur Barrage on Wednesday.

The dead dolphins were reported to be floating near different gates of the Sukkar Barrage for hours. The officials of Wildlife Department reached the spot but left without pulling the dolphins out of the river.

Local residents turned up in huge numbers to get a glimpse of the dead fish.

Deputy Conservator of Wildlife Department Taj Muhammad said that an investigative committee has been formed to look into the matter.

He attributed fishermen to be the prime reason behind the endangered species of dolphins adding that the fish die after being caught in the fisher net.

At least three blind dolphins were reported dead in the past week.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • moiz ahmed
    Jun 1, 2011 - 1:00PM

    the greed of our people is most distressing.Our media & public keep on crying & shouting about the greed and corruption of our top leadership but it is our whole society,over 95% of us who are corrupt,be it the rich or the poor we are a society built on corruption,lies & hypocrisy.these poor fishermen in their greed are killing the dolphins only to stuff their pockets.they just care about themselves and don’t care about anyone else.

    And then whenever bad happens to our country we say ‘it is the work of the yahodis & indians,no musalmaan could do such a thing”

    The amount of hypocrisy & double standards that exist in the ‘islamic republic of pakistan’ is shameful.Recommend

  • Someone
    Jun 1, 2011 - 3:04PM

    Feel sorry for the dolphins. They are friendly animals :(Recommend

  • Gappoo
    Jun 1, 2011 - 4:22PM

    Blame the ISI ! Recommend

  • hassan
    Jun 2, 2011 - 12:46AM

    When I read the headline, I thought this is an allegorical story ;)Recommend

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