ISLAMABAD-The Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) will resume listening to in a case associated to implementation of the courtroom’s verdict on shifting all animals on the Marghazar Zoo to acceptable sanctuaries on August 3 (Monday).
A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah will conduct listening to of the petition.
On the earlier listening to, the IHC Chief Justice had expressed his annoyance over the Ministry of Local weather Change for politicking over animals, particularly these within the federal capital’s Marghazar Zoo.
He remarked throughout a listening to over delays within the switch of bears from Islamabad’s Marghazar Zoo that our heads ought to dangle in disgrace The bench additionally expressed its anger over lack of safety given to the bears, in addition to the problem of their switch elsewhere.
The IHC bench noticed that not less than 40 giraffes have been delivered to the zoo from overseas and all of them are lifeless. He remarked that the Ministry of Local weather Change is answerable for such therapy of animals.
It added that on this total case, it solely engaged in politicking. The ministry is simply serious about making statements and fascinating in politics. It’s answerable for harming God’s creatures.
The courtroom was additionally knowledgeable that two bears on the Islamabad zoo nonetheless haven’t been shifted to Balkasar Bear Sanctuary resulting from well being considerations. The sanctuary authorities mentioned that the temperature on the sanctuary just isn’t appropriate for the 2 bears. A German vet is at present treating them.
The administrator of the Balkasar Sanctuary, Dr Fakhar, additionally appeared in the course of the courtroom listening to and mentioned that the bears have been safer in Islamabad than the shelter in Punjab’s Chakwal metropolis.
He advised the bench that Balkasar has a smaller house for bears than Islamabad’s Marghazar Zoo.
Justice Athar remarked that though the Balkasar Sanctuary was a non-public property but its administration ought to assist the federal government’s efforts to switch the bears. The courtroom additionally directed the Ministry of Local weather Change to decide on bears by August 3.
He requested that why it shouldn’t be investigated that why the bears have been delivered to Islamabad and on whose orders. He added that why are you harming animals for the sake of recreation?
He was knowledgeable that former wildlife director Raja Jawad issued a young and bought them for the zoo. The courtroom summoned extra particulars on the switch of the bears and deferred the proceedings.
Many activists have expressed rejoice after the courtroom had ordered the switch of animals from Marghazar Zoo to acceptable sanctuaries on Could 22. The decision was introduced on three mixed petitions looking for relocation of two brown bears, therapy of Kaavan, and stopping the taking pictures of stray canines.
Kaavan, the one elephant on the Islamabad Zoo, is being shifted to Cambodia.