Rawalpindi - The district government has imposed section 144 on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, informed a spokesman yesterday.

District Coordination Officer (DCO) Talat Mehmood Gondal has also banned collection of hides of sacrificial animals from the city. A notification in this regard has also been issued, he said.

According to him, District Coordination Officer (DCO) Talat Mahmood Gondal imposed section 144 on the occasion of Eid-ul Azha. The DCO had banned collection of hides from the city.

DCO Gondal in a notification stated that all religious and welfare organizations needed to obtain necessary NOC from the district authorities before collecting hides. He said that if any individual or organization was found collecting hides without authorized NOC, strict legal action would be taken against them.

Meanwhile, Islamabad police have arrested nine outlaws from different areas of the city and recovered fake currency, hashish, weapons and stolen property from their possession, a police spokesman said yesterday. He said that Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Islamabad Sajid Kiani has assigned task to all SHOs to arrest the nominated accused and recover the stolen items. Following these directions, Karachi Company police arrested accused Sher Zaman and Shaded Khan and recovered 2020 grams hashish from their possession.

Sabzi Mandi police arrested an accused Abdul Sattar and recovered one 30-bore illicit pistol along with ammunition. Shams Colony police arrested Liaqat Khan, a resident of Rawalpindi, and recovered fake currency worth 92,000 rupees from him. Nilor police arrested two proclaimed offenders Shemsher Khan and Nawaz Khan. Further Investigation is underway from these nabbed persons.