A combo image taken from videograb shows girl with the leopard.
Gulf Today Report
A video of a young girl wandering with a leopard on a street in Saudi Arabia, sparked widespread controversy on social media sites.
The child appeared to be getting off a car with the predator and trying to pull it with difficulty from a visibly deserted street.
The video sparked controversy among Saudis, who were angered by the presence of the leopard, known for its ferocity, in the company of a young girl alone in a street, calling for hefty penalties to be sanctioned for reckless behaviour.
The Saudi Centre for Wildlife Development responded to the tweets.
The centre said, “Thank you for contacting the National Centre for Wildlife Development.
We appreciate your interest and we inform you that the violation was detected and the case was referred to the relevant department to take the necessary measures.
“We also reiterate the ban on the possession of predatory animals, and that the punishment for their possession may reach 10 years in prison, or a fine of 30 million riyals.”
Dog owners in Saudi Arabia can now enjoy a cup of coffee alongside their beloved pets at a new cafe -- a first for the kingdom.
The Saudi Ministry said Riyadh police have arrested a Palestinian resident for torturing his 3-year-old daughter and have provide a care for the child in coordination with the concerned authorities.
The temperature reached minus 3°C, forcing camel and sheep owners to heat water for their livestock.
The Abu Dhabi Police called on drivers to abide by safe driving rules and turn on the vehicle’s lights while driving at night between sunset to sunrise. They also called on them to use the vehicle lights when necessary to alert others and avoid possible accidents and injuries.
The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation upheld a judgment that obligated a yacht’s owner to pay compensation of Dhs2.058 million to the insurance company, which compensated a number of yachts damaged by a fire caused by the first yacht.
“In my view, overseas Pakistanis should not only get the voting rights but should be allowed to be members of Parliament and Senate as well. No one can understand the problems of expats better than the overseas Pakistanis themselves. Their contribution towards uplifting the country’s economy is immense. Their services should be recognised,” Hans said.
The UAE is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and there are people from different expatriate communities who saw this ‘Golden’ journey through their eyes. Munawar Hussain, a Pakistani expatriate, who has been residing in the country since 1970 is one of them.
Hailing from Sialkot, Hussain’s journey to reach Dubai was not easy or smooth.