Several fans equated Pakistan cricket team’s design with a watermelon after the Pakistan Cricket Board unveiled Pakistan’s T20 World Cup kit themed ‘Thunder’. In addition to the Kit design launch, several local artists also unveiled their designs, including Ahmed Arts who combined the existing theme ‘Thunder’ with the new theme ‘Markhor’. Ahmed’s kit became an instant hit with cricket fans.
US hunter, Joseph Bradford has paid $80,000 or Rs17.12 million for the trophy-hunting permit for a Markhor in Chitral. Bradford used the traditional method of archery. It was for the first time that the hunter used an arrow and a bow to hunt an animal. The horns of the hunted animal were measured at 40 inches. 80 percent of the
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.
Malik Amin Aslam, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, has claimed that Markhor and the blind dolphin have made a positive comeback from being on the edge of extinction. Despite having no credible data of every species in the country, some species like Markhor and Blind Dolphin are being monitored and have significantly increased in numbers.