ISLAMABAD: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and two other insanely rich Saudi royals have been granted a special permit to hunt the Houbara Bustard in Pakistan.
The Houbara Bustard is an internationally protected species with a dwindling population but many Arabs across the world believe that the bird has properties which enhance the sexual stamina of men.
There are under 5000 Houbara Bustards in Pakistan but every year, special permits are given to rich hunters.
The Pakistan Daily (TPD) Investigations Desk has learnt that one of the rich Saudi royal who received a permit is a defaulter who failed to clear the hunting dues in 2019.
Government sources also claimed that the hunting areas of Balochistan and Punjab have been reserved for rich Saudi officials.
TPD Investigations Desk has also learnt that a list of authorised hunters has been sent to the Saudi embassy in Islamabad. The name of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is also in the list.
Pakistani hunters are not allowed to hunt Houbara Bustard. Previously, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government allowed royals from different Arab countries to hunt the bird which led to intense criticism by Imran Khan.