A man in Pakistan has been arrested after taking his pet lion for a drive at night.

Businessman Saqlain Javed was filmed driving his pet through the streets of Karachi.

The video, shared on YouTube shows the lion sitting in the back of a jeep wearing a leash and collar.


Senior police superintendent Muqadas Haider told Reuters, "The man was driving around with his lion near a local market and it was a matter of endangering public life and property,"

Although Javed has a license to run a personal zoo and raise lion cubs, he is not permitted to transport the lion on the city streets.