Probe into forest Royalty demanded
Forest Department under Fire in Zilla Council Session.
CHITRAL: A meeting of Zilla Council Chitral held here under the chair of Convener Sultan Shah. This was one point agenda to ascertain criteria of distribution of fund in head of forest royalty and establishment of Joint Forest Management Committee (JFMC). Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Forest briefed the house regarding JFMC criteria. Members of the house criticized that forest department not implementing JFMC rules 2004 and not implemented in its full and real shape. The house also expressed their concern over that either the fund is distributing among the real royalty holders or it is embezzling with conspiracy of timber mafia. Some of Nazimeen pointed out that forest department have established JFMC at each village but they have ignored totally other non-government organizations like Village Committee, Citizen Community Board, Women organizations etc. Qayum Baig Nazim union Council Khoth asked from DFO to explain that how many timber have been cut and why some forest have been marked twice. As well as near and dears one were mentioned in JFMC.
District Officer Revenue and Estate Akbar Jalal also briefed the house regarding detail of fund distributed among different royalty holders.
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