PESHAWAR: The High Court has banned the export of cattle abroad till Eid-ul-Adha and directed the commissioners to stop illegal smuggling.
According to details, a petition was heard in the Peshawar High Court against the increase in prices of poultry and other products. During the hearing, Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan in his remarks said that due to cattle smuggling during Eid-ul-Adha, prices go up It happens.
The Chief Justice said that a few days ago the price of chicken had gone up so much that it was difficult for people to buy it. With the arrival of Eid-ul-Adha, the prices of cattle will go up and it will be difficult for people to buy sacrificial animals. Steps should be taken so that the poor can offer whatever they want on Eid.
The food secretary said that after the court banned the export of chicken, the price of chicken also came down. The price of chicken was Rs 345 per kg which has now come down to Rs 186, said Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid. If the court has to do all the work, then what is the district administration doing? Our aim is only to give relief to the poor people. We have no personal issue.
The Chief Justice further said that a few days ago it was difficult for white-clad people to buy chicken. Every year in Ramadan, the prices go up. Now Eid-ul-Adha is approaching and the prices of sacrificial animals will go up.
“We need 8 million animals for sacrifice this year. The export of animals has been banned since 2013,” the commissioner said, adding that a ban was on paper and books and a practical one. Yes, unfortunately this restriction is up to books, if it was practical then these prices would not increase so much.
The court banned the export of cattle to neighboring countries till Eid-ul-Adha and ordered the commissioners to stop illegal smuggling and directed the food secretary to sit down with other officials to resolve the issue of chickens and other issues.
The court later adjourned the hearing till June 29, ordering the submission of a detailed report.