In Pakistan Law is the same but its enforcement varies from an ordinary person to persona. Moreover, a recent crisp is about viral hunting news of the mass bird hunting that questions loud on the judiciary. TV Anchor Imran Khan Says He is a Licensed Hunter & Defends Killing Birds.
The Wildlife Department Chakwal registered a case against TV anchor Imran Riaz Khan on Saturday for hunting partridges in the forest of Chakwal. The anchor surfaced over media to voice his part of the story over the viral news.
Ghulam Rasool, Deputy Director Wildlife (OPS) Salt Range, Chakwal was suspended for letting the anchor and his party do hunting last week.
First bomb shell fell on Ghulam Rasool, Deputy Director Wildlife (OPS) Salt Range, Chakwal as he was suspended by Secretary FW&W Department on charges of allowing @gnnhdofficial anchor @ImranRiazKhan for illegal hunting of birds. pic.twitter.com/eHU3I6wFax
— IA Rajpoot (@ia_rajpoot) November 28, 2020
The anchor appeared on his YouTube channel, to clarify a few things
“I am a hunter, and I will continue to hunt. I have a legal hunting license since 2015. All the guns I use are licensed, even my dog that helps me hunt has a hunting license.”
“Normally, hunters do not even have their dog’s hunting license. But I even got that made so if anyone asks, I have proof that both my guns and dog are licensed. I have everything, I hunt, and I will continue hunting till my last breath. Even my religion allows me, there is no Sharia law against it. More so, my government also has no issue with it. But I hunt legally.”
Ineluctability of the story behind the viral pictures…by Imran Riaz Khan
“You all saw a picture that went viral. With a jeep full of partridges. And they are claiming that Imran Khan hunted all these birds illegally. While the other two pictures show me sitting on a jeep with a gun in my hand. Apart from this, they are showing the number plate of my car and claiming I own it so I killed all these birds. We were three people and hunted 14 partridges in total, that too, legally.”
“Everybody present there that day is a witness that Imran Khan hunted there. After that, I went to a pump in Chakwal, where the picture of my jeep went viral. My brother was also there with friends, I told him that I am going somewhere so I asked him to bring my partridges and bring yours too. After I left, on my jeep they gathered partridges of many hunters. They even put partridges from the freezer from last Sunday. You can see frozen partridges in the picture. Now they took a picture of it and a guy sent this picture to his cousin in America to show off. That cousin shared the picture on hunting groups, and then from there, it went viral.”
Watch the video here
Images of impervious humans callously killing innocent animals can certainly quiver people to the core. What makes such incidents more horrendous is that these actions are performed by highly suasive persons in the street.
According to Deputy commissioner Chakwal,
“The Wildlife Department Chakwal under the supervision of District Officer (Wildlife) Abid, arrested two persons. The social media was furious over Khan’s “illegal” wildlife hunting.”
People are muddled on the anchor’s licensed hunting and a tweeness of finer feelings of a basic human sentiment.