QUETTA: Levies force on Monday arrested seven Qatari nationals for poaching precious birds in Balochistan’s Nushki district, officials said.
The arrested foreigners neither had a license nor a no-objection certificate, according to Nushki Deputy Commissioner Abdur Razzak Sasoli.
They were handed over to the Forest and Wildlife Department and shifted to Nushki Circuit House, according to a Wildlife Department official.
The arrested men also include members of the Qatari royal family.
The Secretary of Forestry and Wildlife Department said that the Department of Wildlife has initiated vigorous operations under the Wildlife Act.
Meanwhile, a Qatari national submitted a challan of $131,000 for hunting houbara bustards and falcons. The man deposited $100,000 for hunting houbara bustards and $31,000 for hunting falcons.
The Balochistan government has set a fee of $100,000 for hunting of hundred houbara bustards. Hunting a falcon costs $1,000.