Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is taking serious steps to crackdown on illegal hunting and smuggling of rare birds and chairman of the party Imran Khan was seen struggling in releasing falcon on Tuesday.
The video clip show IK facing a bit difficulty in releasing endangered bird from his hand. These falcons were prevented from being smuggled form Peshawar on Sunday
IK performed releasing a falcon while other PTI leaders including KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Jahangir Tareen look on with excitement.
After repeated attempts to release the falcon, many praised IK, while opponents took it to mock at the promiment politician, who recently divorced.
‘Birds just keep clinging to Immy Bhai, no matter how much he tries to get rid of them.’ https://t.co/7pCWzE47ZD
— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) November 3, 2015
Earlier, at least two Sarker falcons were saved from being smuggled to another city on Sunday, as stated the Wildlife Sub-divisional forest Officer Sardar Ali, adding: “The birds were netted in Afghanistan and were then smuggled to Peshawar”.
“The owner was trying to transport the falcons to Karachi where buyers form Gulf countries gather to buy these illegally netted birds of prey”.
He also said that the pair seized in worth at least Rs 6 million and was discovered in a house in Ittehad Colony in the city, and the smugglers were apprehended.