People pay ‘high price’ of sacrificial animals

By: News Desk
Published: 11:49 PM, 31 Jul, 2020
People pay ‘high price’ of sacrificial animals
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Cattle markets have been swarmed with people who want to commemorate Eidul Azha following Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice.

Reportedly the sellers of sacrificial animals at a Punjab capital’s cattle market, Shahpur Kanjran, have been cashing in on the eve of Eidul Azha.

According to livestock sellers, lockdown and confinement to a government-allocated place made them spend more money on taking sacrificial animals to the sale point.

Shortage of animals also cited as a factor for the hiked price of livestock. However, buyers questioned as why they were bearing the brunt of the government’s action. The government should have depute officials to keep a check on prices, a buyer said. However, public voice falls on a deaf ear.