The otherwise internationally protected breed of birds, Houbara is now going to be hunted by the Bahrain king and his family members. The Bahrain king Sheikh Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al Khalifa and five other members of his family have been issued a special permit for the hunting by the federal government of Pakistan.

The hunting party includes the king, his uncle, his country’s interior minister, adviser on defence, cousins, and other people of the kingdom located on the northern side of the Arabian peninsula in the Gulf.

The hunting party is allowed to hunt 100 houbara’s in a 10 days long hunting spree in the hunting season which spans from November 1st 2019 to January 31st 2020.

In the special hunting permits issued by the foreign ministry’s deputy chief of protocol Mohammad Adeel Pervaiz which was delivered at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the names of hunters and the areas allocated to them are mentioned.

King of the Kingdom of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al Khalifa has been allocated Jamshoro district (including Thano Bula Khan, Kotri, Manjhand and Sehwan tehsils).

The king’s uncle, Sheikh Ebrahim bin Hamad bin Abdullah al Khalifa, has been allowed to hunt the migratory bird in Sujawal district’s Shah Bunder tehsil.

The king’s cousin, who is also his interior minister, Lt Gen Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah al Khalifa, will be hunting in Naushahro Feroze district in Sindh and Jaffarabad district in Balochistan.

The king’s adviser on defence, Sheikh Abdullah bin Salman al Khalifa, will carry out the hunting of the protected bird in Sujawal district’s Jati tehsil.


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