Govt orders to shut down Karachi Zoo permanently

The Karachi Zoo may be permanently shut down due to the terrible living conditions faced by the animals kept there. The issue came to light when a 17-year-old elephant named Noor Jehan was found to be in a severely deteriorating condition.

Despite undergoing successful surgery, the elephant's condition has worsened due to months of inadequate care and treatment.

Following public outcry and involvement of international organizations, Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman has urged the provincial government to close down the zoo due to its lack of capacity to care for wild animals.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has also supported the proposal to shift the animals to safer places. The Sindh government is likely to accept the proposal after receiving support from these ministers. Moreover, proposals have been presented to turn existing zoos into botanical gardens and rescue and rehab centers for wild species. 

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