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Tuesday February 07, 2023

Five Chitral donkeys 'smuggling timber' presented in court

It was alleged that these donkeys were involved in timber smuggling in the Drosh area of ​​Chitral

By Web Desk
October 22, 2022
A laborer uses donkeys to transport sand on a street in Pakistan on January 20, 2020. -- AFP
A laborer uses donkeys to transport sand on a street in Pakistan on January 20, 2020. -- AFP

In a strange and one-of-a-kind incident, five donkeys in Chitral, who were earlier  taken into custody by the police, were  presented before the assistant commissioner in court in connection with a case of smuggling timber.

The five donkeys were produced in the court of Drosh Assistant Commissioner Tauseefullah. It  was alleged that these donkeys were involved in timber smuggling in the Drosh area of ​​Chitral.

The assistant commissioner had summoned these five donkeys as assets in the timber smuggling case. After  a satisfactory inspection, the donkey and the timber sleeper were handed over to the forest department officials.

The assistant commissioner said that these donkeys are safe and have not been handed over to anyone. The donkeys are no longer being used in smuggling, he said. 

The court was satisfied that the donkeys are in the custody of the concerned authorities.