KARACHI: A minor baby has been bitten by a pet dog in Karachi’s Bahria Town.
In a circular issued by the Bahria Town Karachi, administration, the incident took place on October 15 (Friday), where a pet dog attacked a minor baby in the limits of the society.
“BTK Management took prompt action against the dog owner who has been heavily penalized (Rs1,00,000)” the notification issued by the Bahria Town Karachi and has advised all the pet dogs’ owners are once again warned to act with high sense of responsibility otherwise more serious action will be taken.”
Site SOPs are attached again for strict compliance, the notification reads.
It is pertinent to mention here that over the last three years, more than 27,000 dog-bite cases have been reported, with the Sindh government neutering the canines instead of culling them.
Earlier, the Sindh High Court (SHC) had ruled that if any person is bitten by a dog, the membership of the respective Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) elected from that area would be suspended.
The court’s remarks had come during the hearing of a case related to stray dogs biting people in the province. In response, the judges presiding over the case issued “strong remarks”.