rare birds hunt in AfghanistanThe foreign affairs ministry of Afghanistan announced Sunday that the government of Afghanistan will launch a probe regarding the alleged hunting of rare birds by foreigners in western Afghanistan.

Foreign affairs ministry spokesman Janan Mosazai told reporters in Kabul that the government of Afghanistan is aware of media reports in this regard.

Mosazai said, the foreign ministry of Afghanistan has launched an investigation regarding the alleged hunt of rare birds and species in the country by foreigners.

This comes president Hamid Karzai prohibited the hunt of rare birds and species in the country following a presidential decree.

A number of civil society activists and local media agencies recently reported that 60 to 160 Arabic, Pakistani, Kashmiri and Bangladeshi hunters including the commerce minister of Qatar visited western Herat and Farah provinces of Afghanistan to hunt rare birds and species.

The activists also claimed that the foreigners visited the two provinces and were permitted by foreign affairs ministry of Afghanistan.

Foreign ministry spokesman Janan Mosazai said investigations are in process in this regard and the issue will become clear once the investigation process is completed.

He said Afghan visas for the foreigners might have mistakenly been issued, if the reports are proved to be true.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghanizada

    Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.