abbottabad – Forestry Magistrate, Additional Assistant Commissioner-3 Amin Al-Hassan while learning about tree cutting in Lingal forest UC Palak on Friday foiled timber smuggling and seized huge amount of timber, vehicle and arrested the accused involved in the smuggling of wood.
The district administration became aware of the deforestation in the boundary of Lingal forest in the jurisdiction of Donga Gali police station, found more than 8 cut trees on the spot. Additional Assistant Commissioner-3 Amin Al-Hassan registered an FIR against the person concerned at Donga Gali Police Station and arrested him.
Speaking on the occasion, the AAC said it would spare no one involved in the destruction of the country’s precious forests and that strict action would be taken against them. He said we handed over the smuggled timber to the Forest Department and ordered an investigation to bring the accused to court.
The district administration has also asked citizens to inform them of their views on deforestation at the telephone number of the district control room. 0992931053 or Pakistan Citizen Portal mobile app to ensure action against those involved in deforestation.