Sale of sacrificial animals banned in city


The sale of sacrificial animals has been banned in city and cantonment areas as per the directives issued by the quarters concerned while seven sale points will be set up in Potohar Town. According to Municipal Office Rawal Town, no one would be allowed to set up market of sacrificial animals within the Rawal Town limits.
Special teams would be formed to take action against the violators, besides imposing fines and confiscating their animals.
Meanwhile, the Potohar Town administration on the directive of Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi has made preparations to set up seven markets for the sale of sacrificial animals. The markets will be set up at KRL Road, Chaklala Ground near main bazar, Morgah near Union Council Morgah Office, Chakri
Road near Union Council Lakhan, New Gulzar-e-Quaid, Bostan Khan Road near Gulraiz Colony and Dhama Syedan near Jarhai Stop along Adiala road. Like last year, the sellers of sacrificial animals are not being allowed to enter the city and temporary animal markets are being established at various points out of city area ahead of Eid-ul-Azha in a bid to keep the city clean.
A special task force will be formed to take action against violators, impose fines and even confiscate their animals, said a Municipal Officer.
He said the animal sellers coming from the adjoining areas are being directed to take their animals out of city areas and the task force will not allow them to stay near the residential areas.
According to RCB sources, sale of sacrificial animals has been banned in cantt areas. Special teams would be formed to fine the violators and even confiscate their animals, they added.
The officials of Livestock and Health department talking to APP informed that they would establish special camps at city’s entry points, all cattle markets and sale points of sacrificial animals for the prevention of Congo virus. All possible precautionary measures in this regard will be taken. Solid steps for the treatment of animals suffering from any disease including Congo virus will also be taken so that the citizens could be protected from any threat. Besides all the sale points and cattle markets will also be sprayed, they added.
The staff of the departments concerned will be deployed and the exercise will continue without any break till Eid ul Azha. They warned that no negligence would be tolerated in this regard and strict action in accordance with the law would be taken against the officials found involved in any sort of negligence.—APP


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