Pak police 'hand in glove' with banned terror outfits during Eid hide collection
Outlawed organizations in Pakistan have earned over 780 million rupees by selling hides collected during Eidul Azha this year despite a ban on collection of hides, according to Intelligence reports.
The reports added that neither the police nor the civil administration had made serious efforts to enforce the government's policy, reports The Dawn.
The Punjab government, which had issued directives on October 11 and 15, strictly banning the collection of hides by proscribed organisations during Eid, expressed displeasure over the failure of the police and the civil administration in enforcing the ban.
The Home department has now asked the police and the civil administration to explain as to why they failed to check the activities of the banned organisations.
The report said that outlawed outfits earned Rs 78,210,500 from the sale of the hides.
The counter-terrorism department of Punjab had reportedly drawn the attention of the Punjab police chief towards the ineffective enforcement of law against the proscribed organisations that set up camps to collect sacrificial hides for fund raising during Eid every year. Those found involved in such an activity were to be booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act. However, no effective action was taken against them by the district administration and the police.
The report also stated that 'Mumbai attacks mastermind' Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa had collected a total of 92,800 hides in the Punjab province.