National Animal of Pakistan, Markhor, is a large species of wild goat and one of the most beautiful wild animals that is found in the mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan, northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Jammu and Kashmir. The colloquial name is thought by some to be derived from the Persian word "Mar" meaning snake and "khor" meaning "eater", which is sometimes interpreted to either represent the species' ability to kill snakes
The Gilgit-Baltistan wildlife department on Friday auctioned permits for the hunting of 113 rare species under the trophy hunting programme 2017-18, with the hunting of endangered Astor markhor fetching the highest licence fee of $100,000 in the history of trophy hunting. Foreign and local hunters participated in the bidding for the licences which was held at the GB wildlife department’s head office, where GB Minister for Wildlife, Forest and Environment Imran Wakeel and wildlife officials…
Exploring Rama Meadows and the isolation at Naltar
Naltar is famous for its colorful lakes and tastiest potatoes, the valley doesn’t seem to be a part of this world.