LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Thursday sought replies from foreign affairs and interior ministries and forest department on a plea seeking a safe way out for migrated Siberian birds.

Advocate Kashif Sulemani moved the petition and submitted that every year in December millions of Siberian birds migrate to Pakistan due to hard cold weather and return to native land in moderate climate.

However, he said, during the stay of the guest birds in Pakistan, people hunt them in violation of international laws. He requested the court to order the court to ensure a safe stay and exit for the migrated birds.  Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah heard initial arguments of the lawyer and sought replies from the respondents by December 20.