Peshawar (Web Desk): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has rejected Qatari prince’s application, seeking permission for hunting Houbara bustard in protected areas of the province.

Advisor to Chief Minister (CM) for Environment, Forests and Wildlife Ishtiaq Urmar said, “This is the second time we rejected the application of the Qatari prince . Last week they again wrote to us to allow him to hunt the precious and rare houbara bustard in the province.”

"First they don't have a good track record. Whenever they went for hunting , they annoyed the local community by damaging their crops and excessively hunting precious and rare birds. Secondly, we have signed treaties with international community to protect these rare species in our region. These are the reasons we didn't give permission to this Qatari prince for hunting in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa," the advisor added.