Muslims are striving hard to portray their true image to the entire world. They are not only sacrificing their peace and wealth but have also put their lives on stake. It isn’t terrorism alone that has had dire consequences on the image of the Muslim world. Certain practices that are supposed to spread a peaceful image of the Muslim community have been turned into pronouncing the community as a notorious one. Last year a report published in the German media’s paper Deutsche Welle (DW) represented Pakistani Muslim community as not only pouring out greed but as a also a submissive one to the terrorist monopolies. Eid al-Adha stretches the echoes of Muslim’s strength on their faith on Allah and sends the message of willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son on God’s command. This exalted event was reported as no more than a business of animal’s hides in the country. Pakistan national action plan and other security operations are producing more than their capacity. Their efforts have made it possible that no country in the world shall be able to see this event as the profitable business for the extremist military organizations. The interior ministry in this regard has banned 65 proscribed organizations to collect the animal’s hides including Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan, Lashkar-i-Tayyaba Pakistan, Balochistan National Liberation Army and Rabita Trust. Moreover, the organizations who aim to collect hides for the legit purposes will also have to procure NOCs from the area’s Deputy Commissioner. World has been reporting Eid al-Adha as not only a mere fight between the extremist military organizations but also the political parties. This fight has gone to an extent when members of political parties have alleged the state actors of letting extremist militant organizations to collect hides while speculating their activities as erroneous in this regard. It has been pronounced by some politicians that MQM, a Karachi based political party who used to collect 60-70 percent of the hides have stepped back from collecting hides for “Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation” on these allegations. It’s distressful to witness statements from the members of the political parties who are supposed to protect the sovereignty of the nation. It isn’t one group that can showcase the true face of the Muslim community but the combined effort of all will portray the true picture to the world.
Interior ministry bans 65 organizations to collect animal’s hides, expecting public to play its role