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In 1983, two army officers stopped at a car rental office in Pasni, a small coastal town in south-west Pakistan.
One of them asked the owner: “Do you have a good car? We have to take an Arab sheikh to Panjgur.”
The owner told them he did and sent his son Hanif to show it to them.
The vehicle was for Prince Suroor bin Mohammed al-Nahyan, who belongs to one of the six royal families of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He wanted to get to Panjgur, about 100km (65 miles) inland, to hunt houbara bustards,