LHC issues notice to DCO Lahore over PML-N tigress' death

Published: May 9, 2013
The white tigress in question reportedly collapsed and presumably died due to excessive heat during a rally in Lahore. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

The white tigress in question reportedly collapsed and presumably died due to excessive heat during a rally in Lahore. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

LAHORE: The full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) issued a notice to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Deputy Commissioner Office (DCO) Lahore after receiving a petition from Faryal Gohar regarding the death of a white tigress during the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) rally.

The rare tiger, in question, was brought unconscious to the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore on Tuesday evening and vets tried to revive her but could not succeed, according to Dawn.

The court cannot issue notice to the PML-N leaders as they were not stated respondents in the petition, the court replied in response to the counsel’s request to send them the issue instead of DCO and WWF.

The PML-N created quite a buzz amongst the supporters by bringing their elections symbol, a live tiger, to their political rallies.

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  • Arzoo
    May 9, 2013 - 4:00PM

    This incident is indicative of the way PML N leaders will run Pakistan if voted in to power. Their failure to properly safeguard the health and safety of an innocent animal in their care, who they were using for ‘madari-pan’ is demonstrative of how they have treated the people of Pakistan also. Having unimaginable wealth within the country, and stashed away abroad, not paying taxes on their income, and planning to further loot the national wealth once elected again, are all compelling issues that the people should note and vote against the Sharifs on May 11. A vote for Mian Sahib is a vote for the status quo and continuation of the disastrous policies of the past. Our people deserve much better. And kudos to Faryal Gauhar for taking this thankless job to fight on behalf of a silent and innocent animal.


  • SM
    May 9, 2013 - 4:00PM

    O seriously???
    The case will be handled by the hon’able court like Hudaibia Paper Mills.
    One hearing – stay-order – Justice served!!!


  • Nadir
    May 9, 2013 - 4:03PM

    Good to see concern for endangered animals.

    Now only if we could show half this much concern for all the people being killed left, right and centre in terrorists attacks.


  • Sonia Wahab
    May 9, 2013 - 4:09PM

    The day we will respect life and the living on this planet Earth, all problem will be resolved.


  • Haseeb Khan
    May 9, 2013 - 5:00PM

    This can only happen in “Purana Pakistan”


  • Iram
    May 9, 2013 - 5:02PM

    There is no value of life weather it is animal or human being, both are just mere materiel for PMLN.


  • Iram
    May 9, 2013 - 5:04PM

    There is no value of life weather it is animal or human being, both are just mere materiel for PMLN.Recommend

  • Water Bottle
    May 9, 2013 - 5:10PM

    @Sonia Wahab:

    “The day we will respect life and the living on this planet Earth, all problem will be resolved.”

    So, you are a vegetarian? :)

    Where did they get a tiger in Pakistan? It must have been purchased from another country. What a loss!


  • Fappy
    May 9, 2013 - 5:13PM

    Another shining example of immaturity and cruelty of our nation. it’s ECPs failure they should ve designated non aggressive symbols like spoon, fan, car.


  • Dr Imran Ahmed
    May 9, 2013 - 5:53PM

    Can we please verify facts before spreading rumour? Is the animal dead or not? Was it mistreated?


  • dudewheresmynews?
    May 9, 2013 - 6:14PM

    You can judge a nation by the way it treats its animals.


  • Khalid
    May 9, 2013 - 6:26PM

    @water bottle..

    what was the first occupation of human being? because of which we are still living on earth. was it hunting or farming.
    btw we dont eat tigers. :)


  • Sonia Wahab
    May 9, 2013 - 6:47PM

    Yes I am one of the minioritries in Pakistan who does not support killing animals for ANY reasons, physical or poltical.


  • Farooque Muhammad
    May 9, 2013 - 7:22PM

    Though this is tragic incident but life of an animal is not so important as lives of innocent persons who are being killed at Karachi everyday without any reason only to sustain power in Karachi.Killing a man not only deprive his life but also family members he left behinds suffer a lot which ultimate results in decline of society wellbeing.Peoples who feels death of an animal is brutal act also must visit courts to save lives of innocent peoples at Karachi


  • Assad
    May 9, 2013 - 8:52PM

    First learn to take care of bay-zaban animals, that will teach us as a nation to care for all including the humans that die everyday in this godforsaken land of ours.


  • Assad
    May 9, 2013 - 9:04PM

    @Farooque Muhammad:
    You have missed the entire point! If a nation cannot take care of poor, indefensible, bay-zabaan animals, then why would they care about walking, talking humans?

    Our nation is the biggest bunch of hypocrites in the world. We spout all sorts of nonsense from our mouths about what Islam expects from us and constantly wear the religion of Islam on our sleeves, yet our leaders and their just as followers cannot understand the zulm against a poor animal.

    The amount of stress on this Tiger, put on by removing it from its cool and quiet habitat, is the height of zulm. You can imagine all sorts of audience at these rallies and the insane noise and heat constantly bothering the poor animal. This is a direct reflection of how the common man is subjected to all sorts of worries and stresses by our leaders who constantly amaze us with their callous disregard for all things living (humans and animals).

    A tiger being used to represent a bunch of gutless rats and thieves (PML-N) is a great insult to this now dead majestic beast.Recommend

  • Saeed M.A
    May 9, 2013 - 10:51PM

    If the news is true,the beautiful beast is in better place now. She is with her maker,and she is really happy now. She is happy because she has finally managed to escape this jahannum forced upon her by some sub-humans who lie being Muslims and sadly are Pakistanis. From my side, I can only ask her to forgive us because we proved ourselves to be lesser living beings than her. RIP :(


  • naeem khan Manhattan,KS
    May 10, 2013 - 1:28AM

    @Saeed M.A: Thank you for writing such a heart warming comment.It brought tears to my eyes, no animal or human being should be treated with cruelty, we are all created by God in his image and we should be kind to all. Thank you again.


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