London, Oct 4: Egyptian government is set to seize the assets of the Muslim Brotherhood after the group’s activities were banned following a crackdown by authorities.
The government will also ban or take over the extensive social services the group provides, including hospitals, schools and charities.
The ban was imposed in a recent court ruling, but has only now been confirmed following a hiatus for appeals, the BBC reports.
According to the report, Hani Mahanna, spokesman for the minister of social solidarity, the ministry responsible for administering the ban, said the cabinet had formed a committee to investigate the Brotherhood’s sources of funds and take over its assets.
He said if charities were proven to have links, direct or indirect, with the Muslim Brotherhood they are bound by the court’s decision, and the government will have to take them over,’ the report added. (ANI)