MPA moves resolution in PA after death of white tiger cubs at Lahore Zoo

By: News Desk      Published: 08:47 PM, 11 Feb, 2021
MPA moves resolution in PA after death of white tiger cubs at Lahore Zoo
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A resolution showing concerns over death of two white tiger cubs has been moved in the Punjab Assembly.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Member of Punjab Assembly (MPA) Hina Parvez Butt has moved the resolution. The lawmaker has termed the death of two white tiger cubes horrible because these cubs were of a rare breed. She says the Zoo administration committed criminal negligence and did not care about these cubs. 

She says it was suspected that these cubs died of COVID-19 and demanded impartial investigation into their death so that those responsible could be held accountable.

According to a TV report, all animals at Lahore Zoo were tested for Covid-19 after the death of these white tiger cubs on Feb 4. “All animals have been screened for COVID-19 and none of them has been found to be infected with the virus,” says an official of Lahore Zoo. He states the curbs have been suspected to have died from the deadly disease.

Earlier, six zoo workers had tested positive for COVID-19.