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Rangers action 356 arrested,18000 animal hides confiscated


KARACHI:(APS) Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Thursday said action had been taken against those who did not abide by the government’s code of conduct on hides’ collection during the three days of Eidul Azha, with 356 people arrested and over 18,000 animal hides confiscated.

Of those arrested, 288 individuals were handed over to the police, 32 were released, while 36 individuals are being interrogated for involvement in serious crimes, said the paramilitary force in a press release.

“Organisations found in violation of the code of conduct, and from whom hides were confiscated, include: Mutahidda Qaumi Movement, Jamaate Islami, Sunni Tehreek, Jamaatud Dawa, Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat and Dawat-e-Islami,” reads the release.

According to an earlier report, in order to avoid competition of collecting hides of sacrificial animals during the Eid days among different political and religious parties, social organisations, welfare institutions and religious seminaries in the province, the Sindh government had notified a code of conduct.

The code, issued by the home department, allowed only those registered political and religious parties, social and welfare institutions and seminaries to collect hides that had prior permission in writing from the commissioner or deputy commissioners concerned.

But even these institutions were not allowed to set up any camp and had to sign the code of conduct to strictly follow all the rules mentioned in it.

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