Plan Finalised to Stop Cattle, Poultry Smuggling

PAKISTAN - In compliance with the verdict of Peshawar High Court (PHC), the City District Administrative has devised a comprehensive strategy for carrying out crackdown against smuggling of cattle and poultry products to neighbouring Afghanistan.
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A joint plan would be pursued by department of Food, Livestock, police, FC and district government to keep strict check on smuggling of cattle and poultry via border areas, reports PakistanObserver.

In this connection, a circular has been issued to poultry associations and butchers by the District Administration which said that smuggling of animals, meat and poultry could be strictly prohibited, and those who were found involved in this illegal business, would be faced charges under the relevant section 188 of the Pakistan panel court (PPC). The court decision against the curbing of illegal transportation of cattle and poultry, had paved the way to take stern action against those who were involved in this illegal business, said District Coordinator Officer Javed Marwat while talking to Business Recorder here on Thursday.

As per decision of the court, he said that directives had been issued to police, FC, department of Food and Livestock, and District government to adopt a strategy for establishment of joint check posts to keep strict check of smuggling of cattle and poultry. Steps are being taken to execute the plan with mutual cooperation and consensus with immediate effect, he maintained.

Marwat informed that the administration had taken decision to impose section-144 during the holy month of Ramazan.

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