February 06, 2013
On the order of Peshawar High Court (PHC), the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has allowed the export of poultry products, cattle heads and mean to Afghanistan through valid permits.
According to sources the provincial government through the Department of Home and Tribal Affairs had conveyed a copy of the order sheet of PHC to the Provincial Police Officer (PPO), Additional Chief Secretary FATA Secretariat, Collector Customs, All Divisional Commissioners, the Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), Peshawar, all Deputy Commissioners, all Regional Police Officers as well as Director, Anti-Corruption-wherein the Peshawar High Court has allowed Poultry Association, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Dairy Farming & Livestock Association both from Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to export poultry products, cattle heads and meat to Afghanistan through valid permits.
The court has also directed the enhancement of the operation of vigilance and monitoring committee to maintain strict control over illegal transportation or smuggling of poultry products to Afghanistan except through valid permits. The court had accordingly directed the heads of all vigilance committees to submit detailed progress report on daily basis or on the next date and fax it to the Registrar, Peshawar High Court, Peshawar.
The high court has further directed to ensure that poultry products from Punjab is checked at the border of both the provinces and shall not be permitted in any manner to export or smuggle to Afghanistan.
Furthermore, the court has also directed local police, political administration and other authorities operating in FATA including Customs Officers to ensure transparency in the transportation of the poultry products, cattle heads and meat to Afghanistan through valid permits.
Keeping in view the importance of the issue, the Department of Home and Tribal Affairs has requested the authorities concerned to comply with the orders of the Peshawar High Court in letter and spirit and submit the requisite detailed progress report as desired.