Gilgit, June 20: In a landmark decision the GB government has decided to allow transportation and trade of up to 4 million cubic feet of timber chopped legally and illegally by the residents of timber-rich Diamer district.
According to details the GB cabinet Friday decided to allow selling of legally chopped timber across Pakistan. The illegally cut timber can only be sold within the limits of GB, cabinet members told media after a specially convened meeting.
The government had imposed a ban on transportation and trade of legally or illegally chopped timber. The ban had affected thousands of people involved in the timber trade. Hundreds of thousands of cubic feet of timber were laying scattered across the length and breadth of Diamer for years.
Lifting of the ban will result in flow of more cash in the Diamer District, benefiting the economy and creating opportunities for progress.