Pakistan: Policemen suspended as cat eats PM's peacock

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Three policemen in Pakistan guarding the prime minister's home have been suspended for negligence after a cat devoured one of the premier's peacocks, it seems.

A gardener found the dead peacock on one of the residence lawns, where the birds roam freely, the Express Tribune reports.

One of the suspended officers says 21 constables were summoned to explain themselves afterwards. The officers reportedly said they were on duty that night but simply did not expect a cat to eat the peacock.

The 18 officers who were not manning the lawns were cleared, the paper says. But the remaining three have all been handed show-cause notices for negligence.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's farm house is located in Raiwind, on the outskirts of Lahore.

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Image caption Stuffed game animals line the driveway of the prime minister's residence

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