QUETTA – Sixteen members of the entourage of the Emir of Qatar were arres­ted for breaking the barrier of a checkpoint in the Galngoor area of Noshki district on Wednesday.

According to official sources, an advance party of Qatar’s ruler was going to Mashkeel for arrangements regarding hunting the houbara bustard when it ignored Levies personnel’s signal to stop at their post for checking and tried to escape by breaking the barrier.

Upon this, the Levies personnel chased them and detained 16 people travelling in four vehicles.

‘The arrested members of the Emir of Qatar’s staff, include three Bangladeshi nationals and 13 Pakista­nis,’ an official of the district administration said, adding that the four vehicles were also seized.

The ruler of Qatar is expected to arrive in the area for hunting in next few days.