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MoI, NDS asked to curb bird hunting

MoI, NDS asked to curb bird hunting

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Sep 15, 2014 - 20:15

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior and the National Directorate of Security were assigned on Monday to stop hunting of birds in all parts of Afghanistaninfo-icon.

The Cabinet orders came hard on the heels of a Pajhwok Afghan News report regarding the unabated hunting of rare species of birds in central Bamyan province and their smuggling to Pakistaninfo-icon.

A meeting, chaired by President Hamid Karzai, ordered the Ministry of Economy was directed to scrap all hunting licences. The MoI and NDSinfo-icon were directed to ensure implementation of presidential decrees in this regard.

Issued a decade ago, a presidential directive banned the hunting of certain threatened animals and birds and ordered strict against perpetrators.

The Council of Ministers asked the Interior Ministry and the National Environmentinfo-icon Protection Agency (NEPA) prevent the hunting and sale of birds in ​​Band-i-Amir, a major tourist draw, in Bamyan.

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