Pakistan allows shipping of 150 falcons to UAE despite hunting ban

Hunting of rare, migratory birds is banned in accordance with the top court's ruling


News Desk September 29, 2018
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Pakistan has allowed shipment of 150 Shaheen falcons to the United Arab Emirates, despite a ban on the hunting of the endangered bird at home, Express News reported.

The falcons are being shipped for Dubai's ruler Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

Pakistan has placed a complete ban on the hunting of rare and migratory birds. Prime Minister Imran Khan has also barred the hunting of Shaheens in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Every year, endangered and migratory birds flock to Pakistan along Sindh’s coastal belt and desert area to avoid spending winters in Siberia.

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With this, the federal government invites Arab dignitaries  to hunt these birds as sport every year.

Hunt the endangered Houbara bustard and other migratory birds in Pakistan is the favourite pastime of Arab princes.

The government of Pakistan has banned the hunting of the endangered birds, but every year licenses are issued to invite Arab dignitaries to hunt these rare birds.

Despite the pressure from environmental groups and NGOs to impose a moratorium on the hunting of endangered species in accordance with the 2015 Supreme Court ban on the hunting of this endangered species.

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