Section 144: Sindh government bans illegal hide collection on Eid-ul-Azha

KARACHI: The Sindh government has officially imposed a ban on the collection of animal hides on the upcoming auspicious occasion of Eid-Ul-Azha, people and organizations intending to collect hides need to first check in with the concerned authority and seek their approval and permission to carry on the activity.

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According to the notification, no religious, political or social organisations can collect hides during Eid-u-Azha without obtaining prior permission from the Sindh government.

Setting up of camps, use of flags, loudspeakers and attempting to collect hides by force and carrying weapons is also not allowed.

The ban has been imposed under section 144, with an investigation to take place against those who violate the rules.

Earlier, the Punjab Home Department had also released a notification banning organisations from collecting hides and donations.

According to the notification, charity organisations that are interested in collecting hides are instructed to apply for permission to the deputy commissioner office till August 15.

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