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.’
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It's a good step by the punjab government. Now implementation to this decision also the government's major responsiblity.
More and more funds will be funneled despite of this pathetic news. I will personally make sure this.
Why only Ramzan?
If these organisations are already banned why are they only barred from collecting donations during ramazam?
I would have thought that BANNED = no collections at any time!
@ daggardalla, You will be hiding in caves instead of these guys if one of the nukes does not go off and they get hold of it. I don't see any difference between you and them.
In that case they'll just take Bhatta
Taliban type mullahs need to be crushed in Pakistan.
Does that include Lashkar-e-Taiba?
@zahid qureshi A very rational question ... they ET editor must be more emphatic on trying to innovate the eye catching pictures rather than news quality n facts... Also ET Should have the courage to publish the list of banned outfits ...
JuD was given millions by the Punjab govt which is also a banned organisation so why this big tamasha being enacted by the same govt without announcing the new names vis-a-vis their old names ?
The lack of trust on govt. made people to turn to these org. for donations. Govt. should correct itself first, then no one will go to these organizations. Trust me!
It's the 'beard'. Anybody who sports a beard and is spotted 'protesting' has certainly got something 'ugly' about him. You know. That's how some enlightened people think these days.
Come on...this is an insult to all right thinking Pakistanis.
Ramadan collection is sesame seeds in front of the mountains they receive from Saudi Arabia. I get a feeling that Pakistani politicians consider the "aam awam" to be mentally retarded.
@Chilli: Chill Please.... Pakistan was created on the ideology of Islam not on secular ideology
Judges who conducted inquiry in Sri Lankan cricket team attack, implicated police officials . Perhaps we are a forgetful nation ........ no one is asking the Punjab government that why they remained short of taking any action against them.
The public will not benefit from this news article without informing it of the names of the "banned" organizations. So what are the "banned" organizations? Please do tell.
Those who GIVE charity to all of these organisations should also be punishable under the anti-terrorism law. This law should be applicable throughout the year and many years to come.
where is the list of those banned organization? .and this is a very good step taken by the Punjab government.these step should be taken from the federal government.
They're all well financed. These Ramadan collections are petty cash.
Where are DRONES ??????
A very good step taken by the Punjab government.
Take religion in to government's fold like in UAE. Ban all relgion organizations and control religious activities officially. The only solution to all problems.
Where is the list of those banned org ?
How a ordinary citizen would know which org not to be given charity to ?
@Tribune, at least you should have given the names of those organisations.
Can ET explain how this photo is relevant with this news item ?
Nuke these banned organizations & mullahs