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    The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Wildlife and Biodiversity Bill 2014 proposes reforms in a sector largely neglected for decades. The draft was tabled in the provincial assembly on November 24, and once passed, it will overwrite the Wildlife Act 1975.


    K-P chief conservator Syed Mubarak Ali Shah told The Express Tribune an up-to-date law is the need of the hour and the new draft resolves all loopholes in the previous legislation. According to Section 4 (1) of the bill, a copy of which lies with The Express Tribune, the entire wildlife establishment, excluding ministerial staff, shall be deemed a “wildlife force and constituted in a prescribed manner”.

    Shah confirmed the force will come under the wildlife department after the enactment of this law. He added the previous legislation dates back to 1975 and with the course of time has seen major challenges.

    New musketeers

    Members of the wildlife force will have their own uniform and will be provided with sophisticated equipment, arms and communication systems. Wildlife officers will be authorised to use force as and where they deem necessary seizing property, recovering wildlife, and producing, detaining or taking into custody any offender who acts against the protection, preservation, conservation and management guidelines, as laid down by the law.

    The force will also be entitled to use force in intercepting, checking, apprehending, searching or preventing the escape of suspects.

    However, they will only be allowed to use arms under necessary conditions of self-defence or in following directives of a superior not below the rank of a wildlife range officer.

    Officers will also be able to bear testimony before the court within the listings of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

    A comprehensive overhaul

    Once the bill is approved, a K-P wildlife and biodiversity board will be formed. Headed by the chief minister, the board will also have a wildlife fund.

    The law will provide for declaring and demarcating natural heritage sites with a view to protecting natural, physical, and biological formations that are of “outstanding national or global value from an aesthetic or scientific point of view”. The board will be able to declare and define any such area and regulate its management, autonomously.

    The bill also entitles the government to declare any area it deems right to be a wildlife sanctuary, through a notification in the official gazette. Furthermore, the bill lays down participatory wildlife management guidelines wherein each protected area will be governed by a conservation committee.

    Section 11 states that all wild animals, free ranging or captive, tamed or untamed found within the territorial jurisdiction of the province shall be the property of the government. In case of misuse or abuse of government property, wildlife officers shall be able to exercise powers under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1890.

    These listings are seen as a major boost of the cause of preventing unwarranted poaching and preserving endangered species and the ecosystem.

    Protection of species

    The third schedule of the law contains a comprehensive list of animals that are to be protected. They can neither be hunted down nor taken captive. A violation will lead to criminal prosecution.

    Lastly, the fourth schedule lays down the nature of offences and penalties.

    It has set a sentence of three years and a fine of Rs45,000 for harming “Markhor, Urial, Ibex, Musk deer, Goral, Chinkara, Barking deer, Hog deer, black and brown bear and leopard. While a year in the slammer and Rs45,000 is the penalty for hunting the Siberian crane, Saker and Peregrine falcon.

    Published in The Express Tribune, November 28th, 2014.
    King of the jungle: Armed force part of proposed legislation to guard wildlife – The Express Tribune

    Meanwhile elsewhere in Pakistan:


    KARACHI: The federal government has issued at least 29 special permits to royal family members of the Gulf states — the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the Kingdom of Bahrain — for hunting the internationally protected houbara bustard in Pakistan, it emerged on Saturday.

    Pakistan is a signatory to various international nature conservation agreements that call for protection of rare species and national laws also ban houbara bustard hunting, yet special permits are issued to foreigners in violation of local laws and international commitments.


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    Sources said the government went back on the commitment it made last year that “Pakistan will observe a moratorium on hunting during the 2014-15 season to replenish houbara bustard stocks”.

    The permit holders had even been informed about it. But after the approval of prime minister Nawaz Sharif, deputy chief of protocol of the foreign office Muazzam Ali issued the permits for the year 2014-15 on Nov 1, 2014.

    The sources said that at least one president, one king, one Emir and one ruler besides two crown princes, the father and an uncle of country heads concerned are among those allowed to hunt the internationally protected houbara bustard, meat of which is considered to have aphrodisiac qualities.

    The dignitary who has been given the largest area in the three provinces — Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan — is UAE president and Abu Dhabi ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. As many as 11 permits — the largest number of permits issued to a Gulf state — have been given to members of Qatar’s royal family.

    This is the first time that an area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been allocated for houbara hunting.

    The federal government has not sent a code of conduct — which mentions number of birds to be hunted, hunting method, whether permit is person specific or not — to provincial wildlife departments, giving a free hand to the Arab sheikhs to hunt as many birds as they can.

    Read: Arab royal hunts down 2,100 houbara bustards in three week safari

    The move is perhaps aimed at avoiding an embarrassing situation like the one that happened last year when a Balochistan wildlife department report that Saudi prince Fahd had hunted 2,100 houbara bustards, violating the bag limit of 100 birds, created an international uproar after it had been highlighted in the media.

    The countries and the names of hunters to whom the special permits have been issued are:

    Saudi Arabia

    Crown prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud has been allocated districts Dera Bugti, Dera Murad Jamali, Nasirabad; and Jaffarabad and Duki areas in Loralai district in Balochistan. In Punjab, he has been allowed to hunt in Vehari, Multan (tehsil Shujaabad), Mianwali and Sargodha districts.

    Governor of Tabuk Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, has been given Awaran and Noshki districts (less Noshki city), Chaghai district (excluding area in the northwest corner of Balochistan located in district Chaghai).

    Abu Dhabi

    UAE President and Abu Dhabi ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has been given Sukkur, Ghotki, Nawabshah and Sanghar districts in Sindh; Rahim Yar Khan, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan and Chakwal districts in Punjab; and Zhob, Ormara, Pasni, Gawadar, Kharan (excluding Naag Dara breeding area), Panjgur and Washuk districts in Balochistan.

    Deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces and crown prince of Abu Dhabi Gen Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has been given Lehri tehsil in Sibi district (Domki area only).

    Deputy prime minister of the UAE Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has been given Khairpur district including Kot Diji (not across Nara Canal).

    Ruler’s representative in the western region Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has been given Khairpur Nathanshah tehsil in Dadu district, Gaibi Dero in Larkana, Shahdad Kot district, Khairpur (area across Nara canal), Juhi tehsil and Fareedabad union council in Dadu district. Lehri tehsil of Sibi district (minus Domki area) and Old Katchi and Sani Shoran area in Bolan district in Balochistan.

    A member of the ruling family, Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, has been given Qila Saifullah district including Kar Khurassan (less sub-division Muslim Bagh).

    Dubai

    Vice president and prime minister of the UAE and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has been allocated Muzaffargarh district in Punjab; and Khuzdar and Lasbella districts and area in the northwest of Balochistan located in Chaghai district.

    Deputy ruler of Dubai and finance minister Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has been given Bahawalpur district and Fort Abbas tehsil of Bahawalnagar district in Punjab.

    Deputy chief of police and general security Dubai and member of the ruling family Maj Gen Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has been given Umerkot district, Tharparkar district including Mithi and Nagarparkar (minus protected area) in Sindh.

    A member of the ruling family, Sheikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al-Maktoum, has been allowed to hunt in Badin district, Jungshahi in Thatta district and Dhabeji in Malir district in Sindh.

    Nasir Abdullah Lootah, an employee of the Dubai government, has been given Thatta district excluding Shah Bander and Jung Shahi tehsils in Sindh.

    Bahrain

    King of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al-Khalifa has been allowed to hunt birds in Jamshoro district (Thano Bula Khan, Kotri, Manjhand and Sehwan tehsils).

    An uncle of the king, Sheikh Ebrahim bin Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa, has been given Mastung in Balochistan.

    The king’s adviser on defence affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Salman Al-Khalifa has been given Jati tehsil of Thatta district in Sindh.

    Commander in chief of defence forces of Bahrain Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa has been given Toisar tehsil of Musakhel district in Balochistan.

    A member of the ruling family, Sheikh Ahmed bin Ali Al-Khalifa, has been given Hyderabad district along with Matiari in Sindh. A member of the ruling family, Sheikh Mohammad bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, has been given Malir district excluding Malir cantonment and Dhabeji areas.

    Qatar

    Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has been given Jacobabad district in Sindh and Khushab district in Punjab.

    His father, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, has been allowed to hunt the protected houbara bustard in Bahawalnagar district excluding Fort Abbas tehsil in Punjab.

    A brother of the Qatar Emir, Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani, has been given Musakhal and Drug tehsils of Musakhel district in Balochistan.

    An uncle of the Qatar Emir, Sheikh Mohammad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, has been given Loralai district (less Duki area) in Balochistan.

    Former prime minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani has been given Bhakkar and Jhang districts in Punjab.

    Former prime minister’s brother Sheikh Falah bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani has been given Jhal Magsi district in Balochistan.

    A member of the supreme council of the royal family, Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al-Thani, has been given Turbat district in Balochistan.

    Other royal family members Sheikh Khalid bin Thani Al-Thani has been given Layyah district in Punjab and Dadu city in Sindh; Sheikh Thani bin Abdul Aziz Al-Thani has been given Surab tehsil and Kalat district in Balochistan; Sheikh Mohammad bin Ali bin Abdullah Al-Thani has been given Kingri tehsil of Musakhel district and Barkhan district in Balochistan; and Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has been given Dera Ismail Khan district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

    Published in Dawn, November 16th, 2014
    29 permits issued to Gulf states royal families for houbara bustard hunting - Pakistan - DAWN.COM

    As always, Hassan Nisar's predictions regarding these rigged, corrupt rulers of Pakistan came true. He predicted long ago that if they continue to remain in power, they will cut Pakistani national land in pieces and sell it off to foreign interests. Also, its worth noting that none of the foreign powers involved in destroying wildlife of Pakistan are from usual suspects; India, Israel and USA. Surprisingly they are from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Bahrain - our so-called "brother" Islamic States :D

    When will Pakistani people collectively declare war against this rigged and traitorous federal government of Pakistan? I heard fast approaching 30 November 2014 is worth a shot!

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    A good step to save wild life. But a MAJOR question is, what the heck have they done to saving and improving actual HUMAN lives? Passing a law with majority requires a meeting and signatures or A signature. But making a difference in millions of human lives across the country requires a LOT of hard work. I don't see that.
    So saving wildlife is GREAT, but saving Human Lives (a small portion of which elected IK's party), is greater and should be the main focus. But nothing major is going on on that end sadly. But, there are a ton of unproductive, negative measures such as violent sit ins, torture, attacking parliament, teaching youth to use violence and attack others after spending all night dancing on the streets under the influence of weed and alcohol!!!
    ALL for one man's greed to become a PM soon, instead of waiting for his turn, by democratically educating people about what's wrong (if he can ever provide one solid proof of his thousands of accusations).
    Negative politics and violence doesn't help the average poor Pakistanis. I am at least happy that someone is caring about the wildlife (while IK's people are teaching violence to millions of human lives and neglecting the entire country's progress).
    But this here is a good positive step for wildlife's benefit. This new law enforcement agency is usually referred to as "Park Rangers".
     
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    permits should be issued to arabs to hunt markhor, Urial, Ibex, Musk deer, Goral, Chinkara, Barking deer, Hog deer, leopard, Siberian crane, Saker and Peregrine falcon. why just bustards?
     
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    You seem to be on a rampage of derailing threads with pointless rants against Imran Khan. We're talking about wildlife and you start barking over Imran Khan. Take my advice and see a therapist, your obsession is dangerous. You probably can't even walk down your street before breaking into a long rant about how evil Imran Khan is.

    But please don't stop, it's entertaining to see you waste your energy on typing such loads of bull even after you've been proven wrong.

    As for the topic, the initiative is good - we are so occupied by other issues that we fail to recognize the importance of our wildlife. As long as no more than a reasonable amount of resources is allocated to this, I applaud this effort. They do seem to be forming a sort of Park Ranger force and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
     
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    LOL, look who's talking. I've said it MANY times, I'll pay for IK's treatment ALL the way in the US. He's the one who needs to go through serious mental treatment. I've given you symptoms of Bi-Polar and Paranoid Schizophrenia symptoms with links to different top end healthcare websites.

    There is no derailment of the thread on here (outside of answering your silly arguments as always). IK's party passed this law which is good for the Wildlife in KPK (we'll see when something ACTUALLY happens as KPK / IK people are good law passers and talkers, no work). So the law itself serves a good purpose.
    But....why has there been NO human progress made by IK when his people are so nice and merciful towards the Wildlife? This is a discussion and I am making a point relevant to the topic. Why is he calling for violence and getting innocents killed......BUT here, his people, on the paper at least are passing good laws that would save tremendous wildlife and associated assets. This is a valid point and they totally relate....why such a big push for Wildlife safeguard and no work on human lives safeguard measures, specially with respect to the sit-ins. Will anyone shed some light on the subject from both, the Wildlife and Human progress''s end please?
     
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    IK-phobia is all over the place. I can personally quote some North Americans such as @WishLivePak @Syed.Ali.Haider and of course @orangzaib who go crazy after IK 24/7! Maybe they are just angry because IK gives a huge F to their host countries ! :D
     
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    yo freinds, post is about wildlife, and not about wild life the kpk ers live.
     
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    What is the need to tighten the laws when the Justice system is lacking in Pakistani.

    An improvement of courts and the justice system should be the first step.
     
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    Do you know what's funny? They apply to you more than IK. Also, you missed the grandiosity disorder, you gave plenty of links to that too. Again, applies to you a lot, especially with all your BS about being some CNN debater who speaks 11 languages. (or was it 111? :omghaha:)

    Liar.
    90 days of PTI performance: A long list of achievements - thenews.com.pk
    Has Imran Khan brought about any ‘tabdeeli’ in K-P? – The Express Tribune Blog
    Now, you can complain against police online - Pakistan - DAWN.COM
    Hamid appointed DG Ehtesab Commission KP - thenews.com.pk

    At long last: Kalam gets electricity after six years – The Express Tribune

    This is all human progress and you can not deny it.

    This is no big push. It's a reasonably small push.

    I have already proven this to be a lie.

    Unless and until you can prove my points in post #15 of this thread to be wrong, there is no way you can shake me. Those points are the basis of my arguments and views. If you can't prove them wrong, you can't do anything except rant like you usually do.

    Now stop derailing the thread before I end up derailing the noora democracy.
     
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    I hope that IK becomes PM after the next elections, so I can see him bow before USA with his tail between his legs, just like all his predecessors. They all play the same game. Fire and anger at USA before elections, all calm and obedient afterwards. :D
     
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    Its not IK anything. I personally don't want violent politics to be played like they did in the 80's in Zia's time. What happened? Your country produced an ARMY of extremists from which, you are still suffering and finally recovering now. IK is using nothing but violence and intolerance....teaching the next generation / youth of Pakistan to resort to violence to get their ways. There are long term implications here that I personally don't want people of Pakistan to deal with. Producing another generation with hard, strict and rigid mentality on "getting your way", justified by political agenda, religion or others means, will turn your country into violence yet one more time in the long run. Do you not have mercy for your poor people? You people on here make good money and enjoy western lifestyle. Yet, they support and risk IK who is then risking innocent lives at risk like he had caused many to die a few months ago. How is that humane and even allowed? And he roams free today even with court verdicts against him as a criminal!!! And you call this a new Pakistan or modern politics? You should be shameful at the least, for risking so many poor lives on a lie-based campaign!
     
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    1) I never told you I am a CNN debater. I did say, I'd debate IK ON CNN if I have to, to show you this guy is nothing but thin air. I also said I'll pay for his mental evaluation and treatment so he can get better and doesn't risk innocent lives because of his mental sickness.

    2) Complaining against Police online is a small web application backed up by a call center with 10 people working on a few phones......you call that a life changing event when it like a $ 1000 operation a month???? You think we are stupid reading this? This type of crap is marketing only to show "something"

    3) A town got electricity and you are jumping up and down......what are things they finished up from their agenda so far. Bring me BIG ticket items. When I take a look at Punjab and Baluchistan....I see BIG ticket items that will change millions of people's future by creating millions of jobs and will complete dozens of large scale human growth projects in the next two years. Substance please? Like the REAL substance, not $ 50,000 projects lol

    4) Ehtesab commission is like NAB right? What's the need for that? Violate the constitution in the Capital, conduct criminal activities, attack the parliament but still don't resign from your seats? I hope you know that IK's KPK members and federal members at this point should be sent to jail under treason.......but here they are, roaming freely even if multiple courts convicted them.

    ONLY in Pakistan, can a CRIMINAL bring REVOLUTION!!!
     
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    Tail between legs: rofl::rofl::crazy::lol:
     
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    The houbara hunting is wrong on many levels.
    1 Damage to the wildlife, which is not just a property of Pakistan but the whole human race.
    2 The Arabs see you as slaves, who bend over even when not asked for. The bad image amongst Muslims of Pakistanis comes from this. Especially Arabs think that you are to be treated like this.
    3 Sexual exploitation of Pakistani boys and girls.
    The houbara is considered as aphrodisiac, so after eating it guess what happens, and if the Arab princes haven't brought their consorts, guess what else they have permits for. I think a lot of jism faroshi happens along with this houbara hunting. Arab princes are known for this kind of behavior, they are among the most decadent people in the world, still living in the world of the "perfumed garden"
     
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    :lol:....Losing self confidence like Imran...