Markhor hunting should be stopped

On Monday, the residents of Chitral here have demanded that government should take solid measure for the protection of precious Markhor and enforce ban over its illegal hunting.

The Markhor is a rare and threatened species of the area, they expressed their concern over the issuance of Rs10 million permit for hunting this rare species in the name of a hunting trophy, which is a very disappointing act.

They said that already hunting of Markhor has banned in Chitral Goal National Park. The people of the area said that recently a person fired a Markhor for hunting in Chitral Goal National Park, which was totally illegal hunting, the staff of wildlife was tried to catch the Markhor but unfortunately wounded Markhor fell down into the river and died.

The residents demanded that government should take strict action against violators and impose heavy fine on them Markhor killers.

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