By NewsGram Staff Writer
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.