ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will roll out the crimson carpet for Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), upon his arrival in Rahim Yar Khan later in the present day.
The 2 leaders are set to debate additional strengthening of bilateral ties between the 2 nations, in addition to different issues of mutual curiosity.
The go to, which is scheduled to final someday, will happen on the Chandana Airport in Bahawalpur, 119 kilometres away from Rahim Yar Khan.
Whereas the aim of the go to was not instantly clear, annually, members of the UAE royal household go to Pakistan across the finish of the winter season to partake in searching expeditions of the houbara bustard, a species that’s each internationally protected and critically endangered however whose meat is taken into account by some to be an aphrodisiac.
These searching journeys are performed below a license issued by the international ministry.
The shy birds, concerning the dimension of a turkey, are in decline, so killing them is controversial — however they’re nonetheless hunted for sport.
Highly effective pursuits in Pakistan assist the secretive hunts, which have been happening for many years, as a method of furthering relations with influential gamers in wealthy Gulf states. Those that again the journeys say they create desperately wanted employment and funding.
However what Pakistan truly positive aspects just isn’t all that clear. Proponents argue that these searching journeys convey much-needed employment and funding alternatives to the nation. Some in searching circles say royals use the journeys purely for private enjoyment.