PM thanks UAE crown prince for releasing 572 Pakistani prisoners
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has expressed gratitude to the Crown Prince of United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed for releasing 572 Pakistani prisoners.
In a statement, the prime minister said Pakistan values this gesture of the UAE government.
He said this step of the UAE government will prove helpful in further strengthening the fraternal ties between the two countries.
In a tweet today on behalf of Pakistani people and government, Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has expressed gratitude to the Crown Prince of United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed for releasing 572 Pakistani prisoners.
پاکستانی حکومت اور عوام متحدہ عرب امارات کے ولی عہد شہزاد محمد بن زید کا 572 پاکستانی قیدیوں کی رہائی پر شکریہ ادا کرتے ہیں۔ یہ ہوتی ہے حقیقی قیادت جو اپنے نہیں دوسروں کے بچوں کے بارے میں سوچتی ہے۔
— Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) May 17, 2019
UAE gifts 18 precious lions to Pakistan
Earlier, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Wildlife Department on Wednesday gifted 18 precious lions to Pakistan.
According to the details, Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced to gift 18 lions including four white tigers, six Bangal tigers and eight African lions, worth Rs100 million, to Lahore zoo of Pakistan in coming week.
UAE are gifting these animals to Punjab Wildlife Department for the purpose of breeding in order to prevent extinction. Animals will include five white tigers, six Bengal tigers and eight African lions, Climate Advisor Amin Aslam expressed.
Amin Aslam said that the animals will be imported from Al-Nakheel Wildlife Center of UAE through a special C-130 plane to Lahore. UAE will also bear the customs duty and CAA charges for the wild animals.
To tackle the adversely affected problem like extinction and illegal hunting of animals, Punjab Wildlife Department submitted a law draft to government to impose strict fines and punishments.
An amendment in Punjab Wildlife Act 2007 was proposed to increase the period of maximum imprisonment for illegal hunting two to five years, while the minimum imprisonment should be set at three years with minimum fine of Rs50,000.
According to a press release by the Ministry of Climate Change, the Lahore Zoo came to know that Al Nakhi Wildlife Centre, Dubai was in possession of more than 400 lions and requested the UAE premier to donate a few to Pakistan.
“After correspondence with the said facility and fulfilling the legal requirements, Lahore Zoo is going to receive the gift,” read the statement.