RAWALPINDI: Sacrificial animals have started arriving in Rawalpindi division from far-flung areas of the country for sale ahead of Eidul Azha.
These animals can be seen in Raja Bazaar, Bara Market, Fowara Chowk, Dengi Khoi, Waris Khan, Naz Cinema, College Road, Benazir Bhutto road, Bakra Mandi, Lal Kurti, Dheri Hassanabad and Saddar Bazaar.
At the moment, animal prices are quite high and beyond the reach of the common man, though, these prices are expected to fall closer to the annual religious festival.
Meanwhile, the City District Government Rawalpindi has imposed a ban on the entry of sacrificial animals into the city. As per the ban, the sale and purchase of sacrificial animals have been restricted on the occasion of Eidul Azha. The decision to ban the sale and purchase of sacrificial animals had been taken to maintain cleanliness and avoid pollution in the city.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2018.