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PR No. 226
HIGH-LEVEL INQUIRY COMMITTEE SET UP TO INVESTIGATE DEATHS OF ISLAMABAD ZOO ANIMALS, CLIMATE CHANGE MINISTRY OFFICIAL
Islamabad: July 30, 2020

A high-powered investigation committe has been set up by the Ministry of Climate Change to probe into the dearhs of animals of Islamabad Margazar Zoo, according to a press release issued here on Thursday. The inquiry committee, to be chaired by the Additional Secretary of the Climate Change Ministry Joudat Ayaz, will look into the causes of the rercent deaths of the Zoo animals including lions, ostrich birds and otger animals, if any, said Muhammad Saleem, the Ministry media focal person and deputy director. The Islamabad High Court had assigned the responsibility to the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board to ensure safe and harmless shifting of the Zoo animals to the wildlife santuries. But, it has been brought into notice of the Mininistry that deaths have occured due to bad management regarding the shifting of the Zoo animals and poor feeding arrangements about which the Ministry is seriously concerned, terming it intolerable and inhumane, tge Ministey official saidn "However, the probe body has been tasked to fix the responsibility for deaths of the animals and propose deciplinary actions to be taken against those found reslonsible forbthe desthd," the media focal person Muhammad Saleem said.
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