QUETTA: Levies arres­ted 16 members of the entourage of the Emir of Qatar for breaking the barrier of a checkpoint in the Galngoor area of Noshki district on Wednesday.

According to official sources, an advance party of Qatar’s ruler was going to Mashkeel for making arrangements of hunting the houbara bustard when it ignored Levies personnel’s signal to stop at their post for checking and tried to escape by breaking the barrier. The security personnel chased them and detained 16 people travelling in four vehicles.

“The arrested members of the Emir of Qatar’s staff, include three Bangladeshi nationals and 13 Pakista­nis,” an official of the district administration said, adding that the four vehicles had been taken into custody.

The ruler of Qatar is expected to arrive in the area for hunting in a few days.

Published in Dawn, February 2nd, 2017

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