Man arrested for driving around Karachi with lioness


KARACHI:  Karachi police have detained a man for driving around carrying a lioness in his vehicle. The owner, however,  insisted he had a licence to keep the animal.

The police came into action following a video going viral showing the lioness owner, Saqlain, driving in Karimabad area of Karachi with the lioness sitting at the back of his jeep.

Subsequently, Gulberg SP Bashir Ahmed Brohi along with a police team raided a house in Block 13 of FB Area, detaining Saqlain. The lioness was also taken into custody by the police.

However, Saqlain told the police the lioness was ill which is why he was taking her for a check-up. The animal owner claimed that he had all relevant documents required to keep a wild animal as a domestic one.