KARACHI – Leaders of Jamat-e-Islami Sindh on Tuesday demanded of the government to take stern action against forcible collection of hides and stop the illegitimate practice during Eidul Azha.In a joint statement of former MPAs of Jamat-e-Iskami Karachi including Muzaffar Ahmed Hashmi, Laiq Khan, Nasrullah Shaji, Yonus Barai and Hameedullah Khan Advocate said the people were not being able to perform their holy obligation, sacrificing prescribed animals, according to their will. They regretted that government had not taken any action against those violating code of conduct and snatch hides from people. They lamented that those defy to hand over hides were threatened of dire consequences and no subsequent action was ever taken either by the government or law enforcement agencies.The JI leaders said everybody knew who was involved in collection of hides, Zakat, Fitra forcefully, but no action had ever been taken against them. He said government must allow and give powers to law enforcement personnel to take action against miscreants.Meanwhile, KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed has said that KMC and all towns had given final shape to the arrangements for removal of offal and waste and cleanliness on the eve of Eid. Machinery and vehicles were kept in order whereas the details and other arrangements for offal collection points and contact numbers of complaints centres will be informed through the newspapers.He chaired a meeting at his office in connection with the preparations for Eid. The meeting was attended by the Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan, Senior Director Municipal Services Dr Shaukat Zaman, all town administrators, chief town officers and other high officials. The administrator on this meeting directed to keep all the concerned departments active and perform this important duty in an excellent manner. He said due to huge number of sacrifices of animals, large scale arrangements for maintenance of cleanliness and lifting and disposal of offal and waste was required in all three days of Eid. The KMC would provide additional machinery and vehicles to towns for this purpose and all the city wardens would be on duty during Eid. The administrator asked the town’s heads that a comprehensive plan was made for lifting and disposal of offal and other wastes. He also appealed to the citizens of Karachi to cooperate with the town administration to ensure cleanliness during Eid in their areas. The administrator further said a central complaints cell had also been set up by the Municipal Services Department where citizens could lodge their complaints.He said soon all major corridors would be cleaned with the help of mechanical sweeping machinery.