CHITRAL: Social activists in Drosh said they caught a vehicle carrying poultry waste out of Chitral and claimed that the waste would be used in the production of cooking oil and chicken feed.
Salahuddin Toofan Qari Fazal Haq and Naveedur Rehman Chughtai said earlier the same vehicle had been intercepted by the police and the waste was disposed of in Drosh.
When the vehicle was again intercepted a few days ago in Drosh by the social activists carrying not only the poultry waste but also dead chicken, its driver produced a no-objection certificate (NOC) issued by the deputy commissioner of Chitral allowing the transportation of the poultry waste out of the district.
However, the social activists could not substantiate their claim that the waste being taken out of Chitral was used in producing any edible items.
Earlier, the chicken dealers in Chitral used to dump the poultry waste into the river but now they are not being allowed to dispose them of in the river. The TMA has also imposed a Rs1,000 on each vehicle bringing live chicken to Chitral but it has not arranged a site for the disposal of the waste. –GH Farooqui
NOC ALREADY EXPIRED
Meanwhile, it has been learnt that the NOC was issued to Muhhamd Tariq and Sher Rehman of Fatehjang factory and residents of Charsadda by the DC Chitral on Sept 6, 2017, for a period of six months. So it expired in March 2018.