Sunday, 14 December 2014

Steps taken to prevent cattle smuggling: Khattak

KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that the provincial government would take effective measures for prevention of cattle smuggling due to the country especially Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is facing economic pressure. He was presiding over a meeting here regarding the Livestock Department, prevention of cattle smuggling and development targets here in CM Secretariat.

Besides, Advisor to CM on Livestock's & Co-operatives, Mohibullah Khan, Chief Secretary, Amjad Ali Khan, Principal Secretary to CM, Mohammad Ishfaq Khan, Secretary Livestock, Mohammad Hamayun Khan, Director General Research, Dr Ghufranullah, Registrar Co-operatives, Ajmal Khan other authorities concerned also attended the meeting.

The Chief Minister clarified that in this regard result-oriented measures would be taken with active co-operation of provincial, federal agencies and political administration. Furthermore, for bringing improvement in situation more recommendations and proposals would also be sought and if required more legislation would also be made in this regard. He expressed the hope that the enforcement of proposed Whistle Blow Act would bring further improvement and due to 25% prize money, the people themselves would inform the government against the smugglers.

The Chief Minister expressed sorrow over the matter that due to one thousand kilometres long borders adjacent with FATA and then forward Afghan border, the cattle were mostly smuggled through non-traditional routes. Therefore, he said that the decision of PHC regarding the confiscation of all cattle on such routes would be implemented strictly. For this purpose, he said a comprehensive network of intelligence would be established.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2014

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