The Interior Ministry has banned 40 organisations from collecting animal hides and donations this Eidul Azha, Express News reported Tuesday.
The organisations banned include Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Sipaah Muhammad, Tehreek-e-Jafria, Lashkar-e-Taib, Hizbut Tahrir, Jamiatul Ansar, Balochistan Republic Army, Balochistan Liberation Front, Lashkar-e-Balochistan, Rabita Trust, Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat, Jaishul Islam, Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat, Millat-e-Islamia Pakistan, Islami Tehreek-e-Pakistan Khudul Islam, Jamaatud Dawa and Sunni Tehreek and other banned outfits.
The Interior Ministry issued notices to home departments of all four provinces.
Speaking to the media in Islamabad, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that no respite will be given to the animal hide and extortion mafia.
Malik said that security will be beefed up for Eid congregations.
Eidul Azha will be celebrated on October 27.