Lahore : The Lahore High Court on Monday directed World Widlife Fund (WWF) experts and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for assistance on the safe future of Siberian birds, coming to Pakistan. The court issued this order on a petition submitting that every year in December millions of Siberian birds migrate to Pakistan due to the harsh cold climate, and return to their native land when the weather improves. The Court also issued notice to federal government in this case.
A local petitioner submitted an application for the protection of Siberian birds. The petitioner submitted that during the stay of the birds in Pakistan, people hunt them in violation of international laws. He said the government issued 25 licenses for hunting of these birds and license holders were hunting these birds unbridled.
He requested the court to ensure a safe stay and exit for the Siberian birds.