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PHC Maintains Ban on Export of Cattle & Poultry

06 August 2012

PAKISTAN - The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday, 2 August, declared that a ban on exports and smuggling of cattle and poultry to Afghanistan would continue till the end of Ramazan.

According to The News, the PHC Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan on 27 July had taken suo moto notice of the export and smuggling of cattle to Afghanistan and had suspended cattle export permits until the next hearing yesterday, August 2.

The bench comprising the chief justice and Justice Roohul Amin Khan extended the ban to the end of Ramazan. The court also declared specific routes for cattle transportation to tribal agencies and directed the authorities concerned to establish checkpoints at Karkhano Market route for Khyber Agency, at Ekkaghund for Mohmand Agency, at Monda Mian Killay for Lower Dir connecting the Bajaur Agency, at Qaimat Filling Station for Kurram Agency, at Tank for South Waziristan and at Miranshah for North Waziristan.

The bench directed the political agents, assistant political agents and rest of the political administration at all the Frontier Regions (FRs) to comply with the court orders and ensure ban on export and smuggling of cattle and poultry to Afghanistan or else face strict action under the contempt of court law.

The bench also directed secretary Home and Tribal Affairs Department to notify six new additional price control magistrates for Peshawar city after the DCO Peshawar complained that currently six price control magistrates working in the city were inadequate to control the prices.

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