PESHAWAR: A Peshawar excessive courtroom bench on Wednesday directed the provincial government to take immediately steps to check smuggling of sacrificial animals to Afghanistan to keep away from their scarcity at the occasion of Eidul Azha.

Justice Ibrahim Khan and Justice Abdul Shakoor Khan issued notices to the provincial chief secretary, inspector preferred of police, agriculture and livestock secretary and other respondents asking them to respond to a petition jointly filed by using attorneys Ashfaq Ahmad Khalil and Mohammad Yasir Khattak in opposition to the ‘unchecked’ smuggling and transportation of sacrificial animals to Afghanistan.

The petitioners also requested the courtroom to reserve a ban at the export of sacrificial animals to Afghanistan at least until the 1/3 day of Eidul Azha.

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The bench directed the government to ensure that illegal transportation of sacrificial animals via exclusive routes don’t take region.

Petition seeks ban on export of sacrificial animals until 1/3 day of Eidul Azha

The respondents in the petition are the provincial authorities via its chief secretary, agriculture and livestock secretary, IGP, Peshawar capital metropolis police officer, commissioner of Peshawar division, and deputy commissioners of Peshawar and Khyber districts.

Petitioner Yasir Khattak stated Pakistanis would have a good time Eidul Azha in the approaching month of August.

He said in the past, the KP government banned the transportation and export of livestock to Afghanistan from the province at least until the third day of Eid because the unlawful transportation and export of sacrificial animals to Afghanistan precipitated their shortage and therefore, escalating costs.

The petitioner said the farm animals prices had multiplied manifold within the united states of america, in particular inside the province.

He stated the authorities hadn’t taken any step to test unlawful transportation and export of sacrificial animals to Afghanistan, which might bring about their higher costs in the province.

The petitioner claimed that one of a kind routes have been used to smuggle farm animals to Afghanistan, even as the authorities involved had turned a blind eye to it.

He said remaining yr, the same hassle had passed off causing the lack of sacrificial animals inside the local livestock markets, so their charges surged.

The petitioner stated the sacrificing of farm animals on the event of Eidul Azha was a non secular responsibility however even the human beings belonging to the middle magnificence have been now not in a function to accomplish that due to better animal prices, whilst the unabated transportation of cattle to Afghanistan had introduced to their distress.

posted in , July 11th, 2019