GWADAR: Eleven members of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) royal family arrived in the Panjgur district of the Makran division on Saturday, according to reports, to search for houbara bustards.
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According to official reports, members of the royal family of the UAE arrived at Panjgur airport on a special aircraft and were led by Shaikh Khalifa Saif-al-Nahyan and Sultan Saeed Ahmed. In the midst of tight security, they were taken to their palace in Piry Jhalak by road.
Panjgur Deputy Commissioner Abdul Razzaq Sasoli, tribal leaders Haji Attaullah Baloch, Haji Zahid Hussain, Haji Farooq-uz-Zaman and senior military and civilian officials received the delegation at the airport.
The hunting party, fitted with hunting gear and falcons, will hunt houbara bustards under a licence granted by the foreign ministry during their stay in Panjgur, the sources said.
Members of the royal family of the UAE, who regularly visit Panjgur for bird hunting, have initiated a range of district development projects, including water supply schemes and health facilities for the deserving and underprivileged residents of the city of Panjgur.