SC questions hunting permits for Houbara bustard



Supreme Court has issued notices to the attorney general of Pakistan (AGP) and all advocates for assistance regarding the illegal issuance of licenses to VIP dignitaries from the Gulf states for the hunting of ‘protected’ Houbara Bustard.

A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, also raised question as to how the federal government could issue licences to royal visitors from the Gulf states for hunting in the areas of different provinces.

The petitioner, Aamir Zahoorul Haq, through his counsel Raja Muhammad Farooq had filed a petition under Article 184(3) of the Constitution, naming the federal government through the foreign office, ministry of environment and all provinces as respondents.