The wildlife officials on 13th March took in custody two and a half dozen French partridge also known as the red-legged partridges which are the national bird of Pakistan, Chakor. They were being taken in a local traveler bus on the Indus Highway in Lakki Marwat. These 31 partridges were concealed in the hollow spaces of the public conveyance.
Khan Malook Khan who is the district forest official informed the media personals that following a convincing report from a source regarding the probable task to smuggle the red-legged partridges, the wildlife officials initiated a route transport search at Wanda Banochi checkpost on the Bannu to Dera Ismail Khan section of Indus Highway which was the full of activity and took in custody the valuable paritages. The District forest officer informed that the Chakors were thought to be transported to Bannu, where there is great attraction for the birds to be caged as pets. The person carrying the birds was identified as Inayat and was taken in custody.
It is not legal to trade these birds and prohibited. The active watchfulness of the wildlife department saved these birds from being caged for life.