Houbara Bustard

“Cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy”: The Houbara Bustard!

If you thought the cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy was managing its relations with the US, China or India, you would be wrong.

In a recent review petition before the Supreme Court of Pakistan to reverse its August 19, 2015 ban on hunting the Houbara bustard, the government of Pakistan has itself stated authoritatively that inviting Arab dignitaries to hunt the bird in Pakistan was (more…)