Tonali sets 6 falcons free

Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Environment and Wildlife Haji Ibrar Hussain Tanoli on Thursday set free 6 falcons being caught from the house of Bashir Ahmad son of Khan Muhammad of Changarabad.

The same falcons had been caught by wild life’s raid team led by SDFO Sardar Ali. These precious falcons are of worth Rs. 10 million. The wildlife raid team on September 19, 2013 had also caught four other falcons from Badhaber Kohat road Peshawar that were being carried to Karachi.

Provincial Minister was, on this occasion informed that the Sheikhs of Arab use falcons for prey and these falcons migrate in winter season from Central Asian States to Pakistan and other countries. Due to illegal prey, the number of these birds has decreased in the whole world and therefore ban has been imposed on its prey and sale.

Haji Ibrar Hussain Tanoli on the occasion, gave Rs. 50,000/ cash as a reward for the raid team of wildlife department and directed the department to take strict action against the persons involved in illegal prey of falcons and to double its efforts for the protection of these precious birds.