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Pakistan bans zakat, fitrana collection by militants

By Zia Ur Rehman

 

KARACHI – The Pakistani government has imposed a nationwide ban on collection of zakat and fitrana donations of food aid by banned outfits during Ramadan, Rehman Malik, senior advisor to Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on interior affairs, said.

“Any social and welfare organisation willing to collect zakat and fitrana has to apply and acquire permission from the government; otherwise, no one will be allowed to indulge in these activities,” Malik said July 22.

“Directives have been issued to police and law enforcement agencies to keep an eye on fund-raising activities of banned militant outfits during Ramadan,” he said.

Banned extremist groups pose as charities to rake in millions of rupees that fund terrorism instead of helping the poor, charity activists say.

 

SOURCE:   http://centralasiaonline.com/en_GB/articles/caii/newsbriefs/2012/07/23/newsbrief-05

 

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