Oil-rich Arab hunters keep a large number of falcons to pursue their houbara bustard hunting.
The special hunting permits have been issued by the foreign ministry’s deputy chief of protocol.
The highly rare falcon species are used by Arab hunters to hunt the houbara bustard, say sources.
Hunters' list includes the UAE president, his brothers and another member of the royal family, sources say.
Hunters need to change their aged falcons with younger ones that could hunt houbara bustard more efficiently.
Pakistanis are not allowed to hunt the endangered bird.
The bird has been placed on the list of threatened species.
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Permits to hunt houbara bustard are usually issued to ruling elite of Gulf States.
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