Animal hides fund jihadi activities in Pakistan


By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: With Eid-ul-Zuha close at hand, Pakistani terror groups are actively preparing to gather hides of s-l1000sacrificed animals in order to raise funds for their jihadi activities.

The collection of hides, subsequently sold to tanneries, is carried out through banned/under observation groups such as Jaish-e-Muhammed, Jammat-ud-Dawa, Tehreek Ghalba-e-Islam, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen,  Ahle Sunnat wal Jammat  and Ansar-ul-Ummah to avert legal action.

JeM issues receipts in the name of Al-Rehmat Trust whereas HuM and Ansar-ul-Ummah do the same in the name of Al-Hilal Trust. JuD uses Falah-e-Insaniyat as a front to raise funds and Ahle Sunnat uses Al-Esar Welfare Trust as a front.

As per the Punjab (Pakistan) home department estimates, as many as 10 million animals were sacrificed on Eid-ul-Zuha last year and their hides evaluated at 35,000 million Pakistani rupees.

As per the inputs from Punjab province (Pakistan), collection of animal hides is a lucrative way for funding of these groups.