LAHORE: District Administration Lahore has granted permission to as many as 245 non-governmental organisations (NGO) and other organisations, including religious madrassas, to collect the hides of sacrificial animals on Eid days.
According to sources, the district administration has made two categories for those seeking collection of animal hides. In the first category, the NGOs and organisations could collect hides at their roadside camps while the other category NGOs and organisations could just collect hides at their camps established only in their offices.
Deputy Commissioner Lahore Capt (r) Anwarul Haq has said that District Administration Lahore had given permission to more NGOs and organisations this year as compared to the previous year. “The NGOs and organisations are directed in the permission letter to only collect hides through their designated points of collection otherwise severe action will be taken against them,” Anwarul Haq added. He further revealed that District Administration Lahore had constituted special teams under the supervision of assistant commissioners (AC) to visit their respective areas and if anybody is found collecting hides without the permission of district administration then take stern action against him.
Haq warned the permit holders to remain limited to their designated points to avoid any legal action on a violation.
He cleared that all permissions were granted purely on merit after strict scrutiny which was carried out under the light of directions of the home department by all members of the committee which consists of officers of District Administration Lahore and law enforcement agencies. He said that no application of banned organisation was entertained in this regard. However, it has not been disclosed that how many banned organisation applied for permission.