Like other parts of the city, the cattle market on Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway was also inundated due to heavy rains on Sunday.
The rains, which began in the afternoon, flooded the area as water accumulated in the low-lying parts of the market, with sacrificial animals standing submerged in it, causing inconvenience for traders and buyers, alike.
As a result, sludge, grime and standing water gave the market the appearance of a dirty pond, giving off a repulsive stench due to the livestock's waste.
This made it impossible for customers to walk in the market.
Contrary to the claims of the market administration, no arrangement was made for the drainage of rainwater, as a result of which traders could be seen pouring the water off their fences on their own. Furthermore, the rains also badly affected the commute to the market and caused excessive traffic jams.
Meanwhile, customers who had come to the market complained that the prices of cattle did not go down despite the rains. They had been under the impression that traders would reduce prices to sell their cattle in a rush, however, they were disappointed to see that prices remained unchanged.
According to traders, scores of citizens turn to the market in times like these, hoping that they will be able to purchase cattle at a lower price. However, this has the opposite effect as the number of customers in the market increases.
As citizens continue to flock to the market despite the rains, traders have demanded of the administration and the Sindh government to allow the market to remain open all night long, as the limiting operational hours is affecting their business.
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