Have you ever witnessed a lion being transported in the back of a pickup vehicle? Hopefully, not! But, some people in Pakistani city of Karachi witnessed this rare sight on Wednesday. According to Pakistan-based Dawn News, Karachi Police arrested the owner of the lion and took the big cat into custody after a video of the animal being transported in the back of a pickup van went viral on Wednesday night.The shocking incident took place in the Karimabad area of Karachi. Taken aback by this rare incident, several onlookers shot a video of it and shared it as well.
According to Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Central Muqadas Haider, the lion’s owner, identified as Saqlain, was arrested from Gulberg’s Federal B Area of Karachi after concerns were raised about the safety of people. The lion’s owner claimed he had been taking the big cat to a doctor for treatment. Saqlain also claimed that he possesses all the necessary documents required for the ownership of the lion. In the rare video, a huge lion can be seen tied to the pick van. The video has already gone viral on the internet.
Passersby have questioned the act by the lion owner of transporting the big cat in this way. Reportedly, Sindh Interior Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal also took note of the incident and passed orders to concerned police authorities to take necessary action in this regard. As of now, an FIR has been registered against the lion’s owner and the permit, along with other documents, is being verified by the concerned department. All this happened after the video went viral on social media. The incident made headlines in other parts of Pakistan as well.