People pay ‘high price’ of sacrificial animals

By: News Desk      Published: 11:49 PM, 31 Jul, 2020
People pay ‘high price’ of sacrificial animals

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.