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Editorial in DAWN:
PAKISTAN needs to study the case of Salman Khan. The Indian actor was arrested and charged with seven years’ imprisonment for hunting the black buck, a serious criminal offence in India. His case has shown that no matter how popular or influential a person is, he/she is not above the law. This message needs to be sent to Pakistan too where, despite well-intentioned laws that prohibit hunting endangered species, or limit the number of game that can be poached, every rule is openly defied – and how.
Bhagwandas in DAWN:
KARACHI, Oct 23: The four influential men who were on Sunday booked by the provincial wildlife department for poaching refused to part with the carcasses of the poached birds, it emerged on Tuesday. They were caught poaching in the Kirthar National Park, as partly reported by Dawn on Monday.