Timber mafia has links in Multan market: Sources

MULTAN: The influential timber mafia has roots in Timber market Multan but the local Forest department could not take due action largely due to resistance factor in the timber market.

The district Forest department is working with only 50 percent staff which is an impediment in carrying out many challenging tasks.But the department is trying to give good performance despite the contraint of resources and manpower,said a highly placed source while talking to APP here.

It may be noted that the Forest department imposed fine worth Rs five lakh on different outlaws involved in timber theft during last four months.

A ten member special committee had been assigned the task to monitor timber theft and the team set up pickets at various places to inspect the vehicles transporting wood to timber market Multan and others cities,it was learnt.