Lahore: Court summons Rabi Pirzada on keeping exotic animals as pets

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

16th Sep, 2019. 08:49 pm

The court summoned Rabi Pirzada, singer-turned host on September 27 for keeping exotic animals at her beauty salon.

The animals include an alligator, four pythons and snakes as pets.

The Punjab Wildlife Protection and Parks Department submitted a challan in a court against her for taking pictures and videos with the reptiles and keeping them at her salon in Lahore.

Earlier on September 2, the starlet posted a video on her YouTube channel in which she can be seen holding a snake with more snakes and a crocodile in the frame.

“All these are gifts for Modi,” she said. “My friends will feast on you.”

She starts the video by saying that a Kashmiri woman and her snakes are ready to take on India.

If convicted, the singer can be imprisoned for up to five years and will have to pay a fine.

Rabi Pirzada has claimed that the reptiles don’t belong to her and she had rented them for the video.

According to DG wildlife protection, “These animals fall in the Third Schedule of the Wildlife Act, and no one could be issued a license for keeping them as pets.”

He said the violator of the Act could face up to two-year imprisonment.

Rabi Peerzada is a Pakistani pop singer, television host.

She was born in Quetta on 3 February 1992, but she is a native of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan-administrated Kashmir.

She is the daughter of a former Pakistani army officer, Major Humayun Pirzada.

Rabi launched her career in 2004, she launched her first song Dahdi Kurree in 2005, which was a hit.

Her other songs were Mujhe Ishq HaiJadooKisi Ke Ho Ke Raho. Her song Kisi Ke Ho Ke Raho was composed by the renowned song lyricist Shoaib Mansoor. She has also hosted a weekly television show.


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