On Saturday, The Wildlife Department Chakwal registered a case against TV anchor Imran Riaz Khan for hunting partridges in the forest of Chakwal.
Ghulam Rasool, Deputy Director Wildlife (OPS) Salt Range, Chakwal was suspended for letting the anchor and his party do hunting last week.
After some pictures of killed patridges lying on jeep got viral on social media along with the pictures of TV Anchor Imran Khan in the same jeep.
The TV anchor came under heat on social media. He was accused of illegal hunting, To which the anchor responded and tried to defend his act through his YouTube video link.
He defended himself saying
“I am a hunter, and I will continue to hunt. I have had a legal hunting license since 2015. All the guns I use are licensed, even my dog that helps me hunt has a hunting license.”
On Sunday, He said that he went hunting, and on Saturday he met a deputy director a week before he wanted to go for a hunt.
“We were three people and hunted 14 partridges in total, that too, legally. Everybody who was present there that day is a witness that Imran Khan hunted there. After that, I went to a pump in Chakwal, where the picture of my jeep went viral.”
He told that the picture reached the hunting groups, and from where they went viral.
The anchor tried to justify hunting of birds by showing the license he owns and called it legal hunting.
Whereas, the Wildlife Department Chakwal under the supervision of District Officer (Wildlife) Abid, arrested two persons.