RAWALPINDI: Punjab Wildlife Protection Department has allowed partridge hunting in the district only on Sundays.

The department allowed individuals having licensed weapons to go for hunting in the specific areas of Rawalpindi, Gujar Khan, Jand, Fatehjang, Pind Dadan Khan and Chua Syedan Shah.

Hunting is strictly prohibited in wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. The shooting licence will be checked by teams of the wildlife department anytime. Hunters are not allowed to use repeater guns and automatic weapons, it said.

Previously, the department had issued a notification allowing licensed individuals to hunt waterfowls on Saturdays and Sundays from Oct 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019.

According to the Wildlife Act, those engaging in violations can face fines between Rs20,000 and 30,000 or imprisonment between one and five years.

Published in Dawn, November 17th, 2019