The federal government has given around seven special permits to hunt the internationally-protected houbara bustard. The permits are given to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and other royal family members.
The hunters are allowed to hunt in; Rahim Yar Khan, Rajanpur and Chakwal districts; Sukkur, Ghotki, Nawabshah, Sanghar (including Kot Diji and not across Nara Canal) districts; and districts of Panjgur, Zhob, Kharan (excluding Nag Dara breeding area), Washuk, Gwadar (excluding Gwadar, Ormara and Pasni) and Lehri tehsil of Sibi district (Domki area only).
These permits to the UAE nationals were issued by the Deputy Chief of Protocol of the Foreign Ministry.
It is also informed that the president’s representative in the Western Region and member of the royal family, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, has been allocated Khairpur Nathan Shah tehsil, Johi tehsil and Union Council Fareedabad in Dadu district, Ghaibi Dero tehsil in Larkana district, Khairpur and other areas.
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