ABU DHABI (Agencies) - Two Pakistani brothers accused of collecting money and recruiting jihadists for Al-Qaeda have gone on trial in the United Arab Emirates, a daily reported on Tuesday. The Pakistanis are accused of collecting money and recruiting people for Al-Qaeda appeared in court on Monday, The National reported. The pair, charged with running a jihadi organisation and aiding and abetting Al-Qaeda, have confessed to having links with the jihadist network, the court was told according to the report. They also had direct communication with a senior member of Al-Qaeda, the daily said without elaborating. The report only identified the suspects as AkW, a 49-year-old project manager, and AsW, a 43-year-old marketing manager, and said they arrived in the Gulf emirate in 2008. The two men were arrested by UAE security forces at AsWs home in the northern UAE emirate of Ras al-Khaimah in April, after a tip-off from the Pakistani authorities, said the daily. However, they told Mondays hearing their confessions to having links with Al-Qaeda had been obtained under duress. Prosecutors allege AkW sent two laptop computers, two telescopes, two pencil torches, two Swiss army knives and a tent to Islamist militants in Pakistan. His brother is accused of being an accomplice, they were cited as saying in the report. The equipment was sent to the remote Pakistani region of Waziristan, bordering Afghanistan. Prosecutors said they found a message on AkWs computer sent to Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, Al-Qaedas purported number three and Osama bin Ladens former treasurer who was later killed in a drone strike, on May 21.