Poacher held in Cholistan
BAHAWALPUR: The wildlife department claimed on Wednesday to have arrested an illegal hunter from Cholistan desert range. Bahawalpur Wildlife Deputy Director Mian Muhammed Naseem told Dawn that officials of the department raided a place near Dakwala Toba, some 20 kilometres away from Fort Abbas, and arrested Fayyaz Mahar with three slaughtered deer and 25 partridges while his two accomplices fled.
Fayyaz’s motorcycle was confiscated and he was sent to jail on the directives of a magistrate. Naseem said Fayyaz had already been challaned in at least 10 cases in the past few years for illegal hunting in the desert. The officials were conducting raids to arrest his accomplices.