LAHORE: The Home Department of Punjab has barred 23 banned organisations from collecting donations during the month of Ramazan, Express 24/7 reported on Tuesday.
The list, which also includes five banned outfits from Balochistan, has been handed over to Punjab Police by the Home Department.
Official sources have said that these organisations will not be allowed to operate under new names.
All District Police Officers (DPO) have been ordered to monitor members of the banned organisations and that they should not be allowed to collect donations at any cost.
In case of a violation of the home department’s orders, action will be taken under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Legal action will also be taken against people who will make donations to these organisations.
Earlier, intelligence reports had revealed that proscribed organisations had resurfaced, especially in southern Punjab.
(Read: Banned outfits resurging across Punjab: Reports)
After receiving the report, the Punjab government had sent a circular to police and other law enforcement agencies across the province, directing them to gather details of seminaries involved in ‘imparting militant education to their pupils.’