Banned outfits barred from collecting hides in K-P

The provincial government on Tuesday imposed a ban on proscribed outfits from collecting hides during Eidul Azha. However, legitimate charity organisations can partake in

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The provincial government on Tuesday imposed a ban on proscribed outfits from collecting hides during Eidul Azha. However, legitimate charity organisations can partake in the annual practice provided they obtain permission from the respective district administrations.

A notification issued by the provincial government on Tuesday said that charity organisations or welfare bodies, which plan to collect hides during Eidul Azha as part of their annual fundraising activities, should first get themselves registered with the respective district administrations.

These organisations will also have to inform the district police authorities, it read. Religious seminaries, welfare bodies and organisations already registered with the government have been allowed to collect hides.

Moreover, police will conduct a background check of the organisation and submit a report to the deputy commissioner of the respective district who will then decide whether to grant permission, the notification read.

The announcement also read that the district administrations will have to decide on applications within five days.The organisations which are permitted to collect hides will be required to observe all protocols listed by the National Counter Terrorism Authority.

Moreover, the notice said that charities permitted to collect hides cannot establish camps, display banners and posters or make announcements. Further, charity organisations will have to share data on its collection with the administration, it added.