Arabs asked not to hunt wild birds in Balochistan

QUETTA- Balochistan High Court today ordered cancellation of areas allotted to Arabs and foreigners hunting for the rare houbara bustard in the province. According to our sources, it is now illegal for Arab royal family members and other foreigners to hunt wild birds. Justice Jamal Mandokhail and ...

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