KARACHI: In a major change in its policy after dissociation from party founder Altaf Hussain, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided not to collect hides of sacrificial animals on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
Announcement in this regard was made by the party leadership in a press conference today.
Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF), a charitable organization which operates under Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), used to collect hides of sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Azha.
For almost the last three decades, the MQM had been the largest collector of hides in Karachi.
The Sindh government had already announced a strict code of conduct for collection of animal hides to protect the basic right of people to hand over the hide to the organisation of their choice with their free will and without any pressure or coercion.
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is under extreme pressure after its London-based founder Altaf Hussain raised anti-Pakistan slogans and order his supporters to attack media houses in the metropolis.
Authorities in the port city of Karachi have demolished over 100 offices of the political party.