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IHC issues written order for shifting of animals abroad

October 03, 2020

Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday issued a written order in a case pertaining to the shifting of Marghazar Zoo’s animals to sanctuaries.

Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued a written judgment which ordered the government to complete all arrangements for the shifting of Kaavan elephant and bears abroad so that they could enjoy the natural environment.

The order stated that there was no appropriate sanctuary in Pakistan to shift the Himalayan brown bear, even the Punjab government was also not ready to take the responsibility of those animals.

The decision further said the animal had faced a lot of miseries during their exhibition in zoo, adding it was violation of the law to keep the animals in unnatural environment. The Islamabad Wildlife Management Board chairman had informed the court that all arrangements were being made to shift Kaavan to Cambodia in compliance of court orders.