GILGIT: Two persons have been arrested for illegally hunting a female ibex in Shiskat village of Hunza.

According to officials, they had received information on Thursday that unknown persons had opened fire on a herd of ibexes near Shishkat Gojal area of Hunza, killing an ibex. Upon receiving the information, a team was dispatched to the area to investigate the incident.

The team found that two persons had shot dead a female ibex. Later, the wildlife staffers along with personnel of the Gulmit police station arrested two culprits identified as Sharifuddin and Naseeruddin during a raid.

The wildlife staffers also recovered the killed ibex from their possession and the gun used for its hunting.

DFO wildlife Jibran Haider will announce a sentence against the accused.

Published in Dawn, November 27th, 2021

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