Lahore: Authorities in Pakistan`s Punjab
province on Wednesday barred 23 banned organisations, including the
Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, from collecting
donations for their activities.
The Punjab government warned that those found
providing donations or aid to the banned organisations will be
charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
However, the government did not include the
Falah-e-Insanyat, a front for the Jamaat-ud-Dawah, in the list
of groups barred from collecting donations.
The organisations included in the list are LeT, JeM,
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Sipah-e-Muhammad Pakistan, Sipah-e-Sahaba
Pakistan, Tehrik-e-Jaffaria Pakistan,
Pakistan, Khuddam-ul-Islam, Islami Tehrik-e-Pakistan, Hizbut
Tahrir, Jamiat-ul-Ansar, Jamaat-ul-Furqan, Khair-un-Naas
International Trust, Islamic Students Movement of Pakistan,
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Jamaat-ud-Dawah, Balochistan
Republican Army, Balochistan Liberation Front,
Lashkar-e-Balochistan, Balochistan Liberation United Front,
Balochistan Mushallah Difah Tanzeem and Sunni Tehrik.
The move coincided with the start of the Islamic holy
month of Ramzan, when extremist and militant groups launch
special drives to collect funds.