LAHORE: The government has released Rs62 million for the National Horse and Cattle Show starting on Thursday (today) at Fortress Stadium.
The total expenditure for the show is expected to come to Rs300 million.
The show will continue till March 8. The city district government and police have finalised the security arrangements.
Visitors have been asked to carry their passes and the Computerised National Idntity Cards with them to the venue. They have also been requested not to bring mobile phones and handbags. They are not allowed to bring along children under five years of age. The National Horse and Cattle Show was last organised in 2004. The city district government, however, stopped arranging the show in the subsequent years because of security concerns.
Cattle breeders from all over the country will bring their prized cattle for exhibition. The event will also feature tent-pegging, horse polo, dog races, a tattoo show and horse dance.
There will also be music and folk dance competitions.
The event will also include industrial and farm product exhibitions. These would separately be arranged at the Race Course Park.
The Punjab Police will deploy 10,000 personnel to secure the National Horse and Cattle Show.
A shuttle bus service will be started to bring people to the venue.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 5th, 2015.
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