Suadi crown prince issued permits to hunt houbara bustards

Suadi crown prince issued permits to hunt houbara bustards

KARACHI: The federal government has issued special permits to Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and two other members of the Saudi ruling family to hunt the internationally protected houbara bustards during the hunting season 2020-21, it is learnt.

Sources said the two other hunters are governors and one of them is a defaulter as he has not paid the hunting fees/dues for last year (hunting season 2019-20).

The sources said that the hunters had been allocated certain hunting areas in two provinces — Balochistan and Punjab.

They said that though the foreign ministry was expected to maintain the protocol and official hierarchy, the name of the most powerful person and “real” ruler of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman has been mentioned at the bottom of the list of hunters sent to the Saudi Embassy in Islamabad.

 

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