A special permit has been issued by the Balochistan authorities to a Qatari prince, allowing him to hunt the internationally protected houbara bustard in the province.
According to a local media report, the houbara bustards migrate to Pakistan every year in winter to avoid harsh weather conditions in the Central Asian region and return back after winter.
It was further reported that the Qatari prince “had paid $100,000 before he was issued the permit for hunting the migrating birds”.
“Hunting parties are set a limit of 100 birds in a maximum period of 10 days, but they often exceed their quota,” the local media report stated.
According to the policy, they cannot use shotguns and other inflammatory weapons but can hunt houbara bustard with the help of falcons.