Chitral- A Markor killed in custody of wild life department.
By: Gul Hamaad Farooqi
CHITRAL: A precious Markhor (wild goat) which is also our national animal was killed in custody of wild life department. According to Divisional Forest Officer Wild life Imtiaz Hussain Lal an injured Markhor was recovered on Booni road 3 days back who was taken to Wild life department store. DFO said that Markhor was kept in a store of the department and was treating by an veterinary doctor of Chitral. Hence he said that Markhor was found dead last night in the store but we could not slaughter him. This is third Markhor which found dead in few days at Chitral.
It is worth to mention here that hunting trophy of Markhor budding @ 100000 $ and 80% shares to to local community in 10 million rupees while 20% deposit in government exchequer and due to killing of these Markhor Chitral facing great financial loss. DFO said that Markhor was sick and due to some illness he died. But eye witness told this scribe that the Markhor was injured and having some injuries on his eyes.
He said that his carcass and skin was saved which will be carried to Peshawar with its trophy where it will be displayed at Museum.