Eid preparations: Govt revises list of outfits barred from hide collection

Outlawed groups to collect hides through undercover names.


Umer Nangiana November 06, 2011

ISLAMABAD:


As the interior ministry added four more groups to the list of organisations banned from collecting animal hides, blacklisted outfits said they will continue to operate with different names.


The interior ministry on Saturday issued a revised list of 31 proscribed organisations which now includes the recently banned Peoples Amn Committee in Karachi, Shia Tulaba Action Committee, Markaz Sabeel Organisation and Tanzeem Naujawanan-e-Sunnat from Gilgit.

The interior ministry on Friday had issued a directive making it mandatory for individuals and organisations to take prior permission from the deputy commissioner to collect hides of sacrificial animals. However, the DC office will remain closed over the weekend.

A member of Majlis-e-Wahadat-e-Muslimeen said their student wing, Imamia Student Organisation, will collect hides. “We could not obtain permission from the DC as his office was closed.” He added that they had yet to come across any such notification from the ministry.

The list of proscribed organisations include the already banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Sipah-e-Muhammad Pakistan, Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi, Jamiat-ul Ansar, Jamiat-ul-Furqan, Hizb-ul-Tehrir, Khair-un-Naas International Trust, Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), Islamic Students Movement, Lashkar-e-Islam, Haji Namdar group, Balochistan Republican Army, Balochistan Liberation Front, Lashkar-e-Balochistan, Balochistan Liberation United Front and Balochistan Musallah Defah Tanzeem.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 6th, 2011.

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