31 organisations banned from collecting hides


The government has banned 31 proscribed organizations from collecting animal hides during Eidul Adha, warning them that violators will be booked under Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).
The Interior Ministry has said, all those wanting to collect animal hides on Eid will have to obtain permission from the respective District Coordination Officer/District Magistrate. The updated list of banned organisation includes 31 organisations including Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Sipha-e-Muhammad Pakistan, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, Tehreek-e-Jaafria Pakistan, Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi, Tehreek-e-Islami, Al-Qaeda, Millat-e-Islamia Pakistan, Khuddam-ul-Islam, Islami Tehreek Pakistan, Jamiat-ul-Ansar, Jamiat-ul-Furqan, Hizb-ut-Tehrir, Khair-un-Naas International Trust, Balochistan Liberation Army, Islamic Students Movement of Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Islam, Ansar-ul-Islam, Haji Namdar Group, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Balochistan Republican Army, Balochistan Liberation Front, Lashkar-e-Balochistan, Balochistan Liberation United Front, Balochistan Musalla Defah Tanzeem, Shia Tulaba Action Committee Gilgit, Markaz Sabeel Organization Gilgit, Tanzeem Naujawanan-e-Sunnat Gilgit and Peoples Aman Committee (Lyari) Karachi. Members of the banned organizations cannot assemble, maintain office, continue activities and hold bank accounts.
Hide collectors cannot use loud speakers to ask for hides. Those dealing in purchasing animal hides are also directed to deal only with sellers who have the permission of competent authorities to collect the hides, the interior ministry said. No one will be allowed to snatch or force people to give hides to some particular group or party, the ministry said.