Kaavan: CAA prepares departure of Pakistan’s loneliest elephant

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

28th Nov, 2020. 11:32 am

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is all prepared to depart Pakistan Pakistan’s loneliest elephant, Kaavan, to Cambodia on Sunday. 

A notification was issued by the authority on Friday which mentioned that a cargo airplane to transport the 36-year-old elephant has been permitted to land at the Islamabad International Airport.

“A special DHL cargo airplane, arranged by Kaavan’s donors, has been booked,” it mentioned. It also added that the elephant will be accompanied by a team that includes three doctors and eight technical experts.

The Ministry of Climate Change has also passed an approval certificate of the order. 

Sources said that kaavan will be moved to the airport from the Margazar Zoo on Sunday. The airport manager has been given an order to provide all the arrangements. 

 PM Imran Khan meets American singer Cher

Prime Minister Imran Khan had a meeting with renowned American singer and actress Cher on Friday.

As per the details, Cher had arrived in Pakistan to send off Kaavan, an elephant she has struggled for years trying to free. The elephant has been taken to a sanctuary in Cambodia on Sunday.

PM Imran Khan applauded Cher’s efforts to help the 36-year-old elephant, which was living at Islamabad Zoo for a long time without a companion.

‘Goddess of Pop’ Cher took to Twitter and extended thanks after meeting the premier on Friday “For Making It Possible for me to take Kaavan to Cambodia”.

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