80 pc animal hides collected in Pakistan through threats during Eid: JI

Karachi – Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief Muhammad Hussain Mehnati has said that 80 per cent of sacrificial hides were collected under threats in the metropolis.

“I am responsibly claming that almost 80 percent of sacrificial hides were donated under threats in the metropolis,” the Daily Times quoted Mehnati, as saying.

Mehnati said that hides of sacrificial animals were right of needy people. He alleged that hides were ‘snatched’ from JI workers. He added that that former legislator and JI leader Younas Barai was also threatened in this regard.

Mehnati also criticised law enforcement agencies for their failure in implementing the code of conduct regarding collection of hides in the metropolis. He said heavy contingent of rangers and other LEAs were deployed in the metropolis, but they act against the offenders.

Pakistan had banned the collection of hides of sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Azha. Banned outfits, however, blatantly defied the law and went about setting up camps and putting up banners across the country.

Earlier on Monday, members of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, led by Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed had expressed satisfaction at their heavy collection through animal hides.

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