Islamabad:The Islamabad High Court has decided to initiate contempt proceedings against Climate Change Minister Malik Amin Aslam and State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul over the death of two Islamabad zoo lions who died while being transferred to a farmhouse in Lahore.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the case asked what happened with the lions. He remarked that the incident has exposed the federal government’s incompetence.
The respondents have been asked to submit replies at the next hearing.
The secretary for climate change, along with the representatives of the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board and Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad have been summoned too.
Two lions died while being transferred from Islamabad’s Marghazar zoo to a farmhouse in Lahore, it was reported on July 30.