Web Desk (August 16, 2018): Last few days to go for Eid-ul-Azha. Cattle markets across the country are brimming with eye-catching sacrificial animals and welcoming buyers to bid best possible price.
Though there are thousands of animals available in the market, their prices are quite high that they are out of reach for an average man. Uncontrollable dearth has already baffled the masses.
Biggest cattle market of Lahore started in Shahpur, where large number of citizens are heading to buy their favorite sacrificial animals.
In Multan, not only sellers but animals are also awaiting their buyers. Buyers are facing difficulties due to increased prices compared to last year.As Eid-ul-Azha is approaching, Multan’s cattle markets are brimming with eye-catching sacrificial animals, but buyers are complaining about the higher prices of livestock, while sellers complain about lower demand of animals.
Animal sellers and traders are worried about lower demand. Traders said that they look after animals just like their kids and at the time of Eid, buyers are not ready to pay enough profit to them.
While, buyers said that prices of animals are not justified by their size, and government should fix rates according to weight.Not only major cities, but cattle markets have started in rural areas as well ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. One such district is Qambar district, but residents are worried to perform their religious duty as prices are quite high.
Due to not being provided with special space, sellers have transformed taxi stand into a cattle market.
Rs. 100 tax is being collected on each goat, but facilities are not provided. Sellers said that diseases are spreading in animals due unhygienic conditions.Cattle markets have started in Sargodha as well, where citizens are heading mostly at night following hot weather in daytime.
Preparations in cattle markets of Attock are in full swing. Cattle market of Attock is at a distance of 100 km from Islamabad, which sets every Friday.