NAROWAL: A Bengal tiger was spotted on Pasrur Road in Narowal on Friday.

As the tiger appeared on the road in a residential area of Kalwali near Hamadabad, the people started screaming in fear and they shut their doors. The traffic stopped on sight of the tiger on the road.

According to Fahim Mirza, an eyewitness, the tiger was roaring continuously, perhaps due to some injury or hunger.

He said traffic remained disturbed on Pasrur Road for about 25 minutes as the tiger was roaming on it.

Tigers are extinct in Pakistan; however, they are protected in India where killing a tiger can result in seven-year jail term.

Local residents Nauman Ahmed and Munawwar said many wild animals had entered the area from India-held Kashmir due to the flood in the river Dek.

The wildlife department is still unaware of the tiger’s presence in the area.

Published in Dawn, August 27th, 2022

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