Wildlife and Parks Department Punjab arrested a Pakistani-British man, Sheikh Asghar for being involved in illegal hunting vulnerable animal Urial and then posting his barbaric videos on social media in Chakwal.
Upon receiving multiple complaints, Deputy Director, Wildlife Salt Range, Asim Bashir Cheema, and Deputy Commissioner Chakwal, Bilal Hashim, assigned Mirza Abid and his team to arrest the team of hunters involved in the illegal activity.
Sheikh Asghar and his four accomplices were arrested at their house with multiple Urial carcasses and trophies. The accused have been taken into custody and a fine of Rs 500,000 has been imposed.
A Urial is a wild sheep with long legs and relatively small horns, native to central Asia. It’s listed as a vulnerable animal and its hunting is illegal in Pakistan.
Urial males have large horns, curling outwards from the top of the head-turning in to end somewhere behind the head; females have shorter, compressed horns. The horns of the males are up to 100 cm long.