Rawalpindi, Oct. 30: Banned outfits in Pakistan, including terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s Jammat-ud-Dawa (JuD), which openly established their camps numbering in hundreds and collected hides of sacrificial animals without any hurdle this Eid-ul-Azha, despite a ban by the government, have expressed satisfaction over the ‘heavy’ collection.
“We have collected more hides as compared to that of the last year despite the imposition of ban on us by the American patronized government in the country,” The Nation quoted a JuD worker, as saying.
The local police and district administration turned a blind eye towards the issue as one could see the collection camps, set up by outfits like Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, Jaish-e-Muhammad under different names.
Various other religious and political parties also collected sacrificial animals’ hides. These included Jammat-e-Islami, Sunni Tehrik, Jamiat Ullema Islam and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI).
Two key JuD activists, however, expressed satisfaction over the collection of hides of sacrificial animals from the district.
“The result is very good. We have set up our camps in every street and road where people gave us animal hides in large number. We have very good approach to the people in every nook and corner of the country as well as in the district. The American puppet government and its aides cannot bar us from collecting hides of animal skins from the people, who love and respect JuD because of its priceless services for the humanity,” they were quoted, as saying.
One of the workers said that JuD chief Saeed has thanked the people of Pakistan for giving them hides of sacrificial animals.
However, City Police Officer (CPO) Azhar Hameed Khokhar strongly denied any such activity anywhere in the district during Eid. He said the police uprooted the camps of banned outfits from the streets and on the roads besides removing banners and posters installed by the banned outfits requesting people to give them the skins of sacrificial animals. (ANI)