Seven Qataris Including Four Royals Arrested For Hunting Houbara Bustard Without License


Seven Qatari nationals have been arrested for attempting to hunt the houbara bustard without permission in Balochistan’s district of Nushki.

A news report in Dawn stated that those who had faced action included four members of the royal family and were arrested for hunting without permission of the Foreign Office.

The Qatari nationals were on their way to Nushki when they were stopped and taken into custody by Levies personnel on the Quetta-Nushki highway.

Nushki Deputy Commissioner Abdul Razzaq Sasoli confirmed the arrest and stated that they were aiming to hunt without the proper hunting license. He added that the Qataris had been handed over to the wildlife department.

The four royals have been identified as Sheikh Mohammad bin Mansoor Jasim, Sheikh Khalid bin Ali, Sheikh Abdullah bin Jasim and Sheikh Ahmed bin Ali Khalid.

A case has been registered against the foreigners. The Qataris were in the country on a three-month visa. They had been informed before that they would not be allowed to hunt if they did not possess a proper hunting license.

According to the Wildlife Department, 100 houbara bustards can be hunted for a fee of $100,000.

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