Singer Rabi Pirzada possibly faces jail term for keeping exotic animals as pets

Singer Rabi Pirzada possibly faces jail term for keeping exotic animals as pets

The Wildlife Department complained that Pirzada committed violation of laws by keeping dangerous reptiles at home.
17 Sep, 2019

A judicial magistrate at Model Town courts on Monday summoned singer Rabi Pirzada on a complaint moved by the Wildlife Department for keeping a crocodile and a python at her home.

The Punjab Wildlife Protection and Parks Department had submitted a challan in a court against her for taking pictures and videos with the reptiles.

Magistrate Haris Siddiqui also issued a warrant allowing the department to search her house.

The department pleaded in the complaint that the singer committed violation of wildlife laws by keeping dangerous reptiles at home. It said the singer admitted in a social media video that she had been keeping the reptiles for the last five years.

It asked the court to summon the singer and order legal action against her.

The magistrate summoned the singer on Sept 27.

Originally published in Dawn, September 17th, 2019


A shah Sep 17, 2019 11:27am
Cheap publicity stunt which just backfired on her
Daud Sep 17, 2019 12:59pm
The alligator looks like a toy.
Asif Naeem Sep 17, 2019 01:50pm
this is beyond strange
Tweety pie Sep 17, 2019 06:02pm
The idiots who come up with these ordinances should be jailed.
Reborn Sep 17, 2019 06:47pm
If she's really in love with them; she should just file a petition in the Lahore high court, and request a special one-time exemption.
Fargo Sep 17, 2019 09:05pm
She is actually portraying a positive image. Probably she refused to pay bribe and now being vindicated. Sorry state of affairs.
Ali Fayaz Sep 17, 2019 10:19pm
Yeah, only wildlife department officials can keep them in their homes. Who are you kidding?
A Sep 17, 2019 11:21pm
Is she crazy ???
Sameer Sep 18, 2019 01:12am
So will officials and forestry dept also face jail time for their neglect of zoos and wild life sanctuaries in Pakistan? What about the kavaan elephant in Islamabad and the lions of Khi zoo?
Captain Sep 18, 2019 06:53am
Strange character....
Ahmed Sep 19, 2019 01:00pm
I have a pet snake at home in case she wants to see or feel it
Habib A Zuberi, PhD, Emeritus Professor Sep 19, 2019 05:40pm
Has the court nothing better to do.?