PESHAWAR: In order to check rampant smuggling of eucalyptus timber, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced a revised policy for exporting the timber to Afghanistan. The new policy which was dispatched by the provincial government to all the divisional forest officers explained that in order to counter the smuggling issues of timber, uncovered twenty-two wheel trailers will be used for timber supply and for this purpose new depots will be set up in Peshawar, Mardan and Charsadda.
While the registration fee of a depot is Rs 50,000 renewal fee is Rs 10,000 and refundable security fee has been fixed as Rs 100,000.
The challans would be issued from the office of the forest officers and checked on Peshawar, Charsadda, Shabqadar, Yaka Ghund roads and on Mohmand Agency roads. While it will be used for the following routes: Khyber Agency, Peshawar, Jamrud Road, Mir Ali, Miran Shah and North Waziristan Agency.