Lion brought for rally seized

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Staff Reporter

A lion brought to the City for the PDM’s rally
by a PML-N supporter was taken into custody and locked up in cage at the zoo.
The owner, Imdad Haider, and four other people were fined Rs80,000 under the Wildlife Act.
The Punjab Wildlife Department took the action when it heard the lion would be brought to the rally. Haider says he doesn’t fear retaliatory action.
People aren’t allowed to own wild animals like lions without a permit. It is unclear whether Haider has one.