‘Karachi Zoo mafia’ responsible for white lion’s death: Murtaza Wahab
KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Administrator Murtaza Wahab on Thursday expressed his sorrow over the death of a rare white lion at the Karachi Zoo and blamed the ‘zoo mafia’ for their horrific negligence.
The white lion was brought to Karachi Zoo from Africa in 2012. He died after his lungs stopped working due to pulmonary tuberculosis.
Speaking at a press conference, the administrator said that there are a few mafia’s active in Karachi Zoo. “When the authorities take action, the mafias don’t abide by it because it hurts their interests. Karachi Zoo director wasn’t posted by me,” he said.
“Minister for local government had earlier suspended him for his incompetence. I had also replaced him with a competent KMC officer but he took a stay order from the judiciary in November.”
Administrator Wahab alleged that the man responsible for providing food to the animal was misdirected, he apologised that he couldn’t do anything as a public official.
“We respect the judiciary but I believe that the courts shouldn’t have given stay order without hearing us,” he requested.
The Karachi administrator informed that he has suspended the zoo director and has ordered an inquiry. “The death is a loss of Karachi and its citizens,” he lamented.
Sialkot lynching: PM announces Tamgha-e-Shujaat for man who attempted to save Sri Lankan manager
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced to award Tamgha-e-Shujaat to...
Sialkot lynching: Diyawadanage remains handed over to Sri lankan ambassador
LAHORE: The Pakistani officials handed over the remains of 49-year-old factory manager...
Karachi's cold to intensify after Balochistan’s first winter snowfall
KARACHI: The ongoing gradual cold in the southern port city is set to...
NA 133 Election Result 2021: NA 133 Elections Live updates
LAHORE: Polling for by-election on National Assembly seat NA-133 concluded in Lahore...
Sports can help eradicate extremism from society: Fawad Ch
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday said...