Wild life department accused for poaching a kashmir markhor
CHITRAL: The poaching of kashmir markhor in Chitral Gol
National Park by none others but the officers of the wild life
department was reported in the session of the zilla council held
here on Wednesday by member of the house from Chitral-II, Riaz
Ahmed Dewan Begi.
He said that hunting of animals and cutting of green wood is
totally banned in a national park but a markhor was hunted from the
core area of the national park and the officers of wild life
department, its custodian, reportedly shared the flesh of the
illegally hunted markhor.
He demanded a high level probe into the incident to bring to book
the culprits who had committed a blunder of hunting in the area of
Chaired by its convener Maulana Abdul Shakoor, the house also took
up the issue of the mysterious death of four Chitrali girls wedded
outside the district in a short span of six months and demanded of
the government to thoroughly investigate it.
Mufti Mehmoodul Hassan of Drosh-I, Muhammad Yaqub of Karimabad,
Haji Sher Muhammad said that the girls from Chitral married in the
down districts met the tragic end of mysterious death which always
went untraced and unquestioned and the returning of four number of
coffins of Chitrali girls back to the district should give a
wake-up call to all of us.
They demanded a proper mechanism to be put in place to check the
credentials of the men who came to Chitral for marrying a girl from
here and the middlemen who arrange such matches should be
A resolution was passed later on unanimously demanding the
government to extend all types of assistance and help to a local
social organization named as Anjuman-e-Dawat-o-Azeemat whose
activists strived for checking the dubious types of marriages of
Chitrali girls with outsider men by carrying out proper
verification process on private level.
The members of the house expressed their resentment over the
absence of the officers of different government departments
devolved to the district government and said that not a single
officer bothered to attend the session for the last three days
which is tantamount to subjecting the house to mockery.
The convener Abdul Shakoor giving his ruling over the issue, said
that the salaries of the officer will be deducted for the day of
his or her absence from the session of zilla council in future so
that their attendance could be ensured.