Quetta: Cattle smuggling on the rise
QUETTA: As reported by the Express Tribune on Wednesday, an anti-smuggling resolution passed by the Balochistan Assembly has failed to curb the illicit transport of livestock and cattle across Pakistan’s borders with Iran and Afghanistan. Every day thousands of cattle cross the border into both Iran and Afghanistan, with the connivance of civilians and officials. Trucks bearing cows, sheep, buffaloes and goats, queue up in Chaman Township, an area bordering Afghanistan, and Taftan town, which shares a border with Iran. According to the media, more than a million animals are smuggled annually to Afghanistan and Iran from the provinces of Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.