The local government in Gilgit-Baltistan has auctioned off the permits to hunt Pakistan’s national animal, Markhor for $83,500 in a recent ceremony where hunting enthusiasts placed their bids for 124 animals in the region. The permit for Markhor was sold off for $110,000 last year the reason why the locals were unhappy. Locals and the federal government share the earnings from selling off the permits, with the local community getting an 80% share.
Similarly, blue sheep or bharal can now be hunted for $8,900. Hunters from all across the country and from abroad visit Gilgit-Baltistan to hunt for trophies in the winter season.
Source: Pro Pakistani