Govt issues code of conduct for collection of hides

Karachi: The government has issued a code of conduct for collection of hides of sacrificial animals on the three days of Eidul Azha. In this regard an important meeting was held at Sindh Secretariat Tughlaq House with additional chief secretary Home Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah in the chair. Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, additional IGP Shahid Hayat, all DCs, DIGs of Karachi and senior officers of rangers attended the meeting.

On the occasion the code of conduct for collection of hides of sacrificial animals was issued, and it was warned that strict action would be taken against those who violate this code.

As per the code of conduct the hide collectors would obtain prior permission from their related deputy commissioner. The commissioner office would issue permission to those parties, organizations, entities and seminaries, who had got prior permission of deputy commissioners or DCOs.

The process of donating hides would be totally voluntary process and no one would be allowed to use force or coercion to collect hides. No one would be allowed to set up camps, use vehicles with party flags or use loud speakers to collect hides. During the hide collection the volunteers should posses the government permission, the identity card of their organizations and their own NICs. Display of any type of arms is prohibited. The government would provide security to the organization while shifting their collected hides from one place to another.

In case of violations of the code the law enforcing agencies would take action against the violators and confiscate their collected hides.

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