FAISALABAD: Fifteen people were arrested by Faisalabad police for collecting animal hides illegally during the Eid holidays, said an official on Saturday.
The government had imposed a ban on collecting hides for defunct organisations, seminaries and non-government organisations involved in terrorist activities.
The government only issued NOCs for collecting hides to those organisations not found to be involved in suspicious activities.
The local administration formed teams which conducted raids in various parts of Faisalabad and caught 15 individuals red-handed. The people were collecting hides without the permission of the government. Police seized hundreds of hides found in their possession.
Those arrested included Yaqoob from Chak No 7-JB, Syed Haidar Hasnain from Millat Town, Talha Mehmood Hamdani from Arshad Block, Imdadullah from Gulberg Taqwa Masjid, Shah Sajid from D-Type Colony, Qari Elahi Bukhsh from Shareef Chowk, Saleh Muhammad from Dilawar Colony and Ramzan from Kaleem Shaheed Colony.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 26th, 2018.