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Friday May 24, 2024

Contracts for Karachi sacrificial animal market awarded

Karachi’s largest cattle market is set to open on the Northern Bypass, and preparations are under way in full swing.

By Our Correspondent
May 13, 2024
A man feeds cattles at the cattle market on the outskirts of Karachi. — AFP/File
A man feeds cattles at the cattle market on the outskirts of Karachi. — AFP/File 

Contracts for Karachi’s temporary sacrificial animal market 2024 to be set up at the Northern Bypass have been awarded. The administrator contract for the cattle market 2024 has been awarded to Muzaffar Hasan Khan of Hasan & Brothers.

Branding, electricity supply, parking, water supply, soft drink, mineral water, fodder, water and ice contracts have also been awarded. Janitorial service providers, and suppliers of tents and canopies also received their contracts. The contractors have started getting work orders.

Karachi’s largest cattle market is set to open on the Northern Bypass, and preparations are under way in full swing. The arrival of sacrificial animals at the cattle market has also started. Khan, an administrator of the cattle market, said the process of laying paver blocks to keep animals inside the market has been started, while the ground has also been paved in several blocks of the market.

“We have started sanitation and other arrangements through heavy machinery, tractor trolleys and garbage collection vehicles. Parking and security arrangements are being made by installing big lights at various poles.”

Poles are being installed for lights to illuminate the various blocks of the cattle market. Security checkpoints are also being set up around the market. Keeping in mind the previous rains and floods, Maveshi Mandi 2024 is taking better drainage measures than before.

Ample parking will be provided for the convenience of shoppers, while temporary stalls will be set up within the market, including a food court, for the supply of basic goods. ATMs and temporary branches of major banks will also be set up like every year to provide financial services.

Ambulances will be available for any emergency situation, along with emergency medical assistance facilities. Free supply of 30 litres of water per cattle will be provided, along with free provision of land for the construction of cattle sheds.

Sacrificial animals must be completely healthy and conform to Shariah requirements. To ensure this, all cattle would be inspected before they enter the market, while a certificate from the veterinary department would also be required to confirm the health of the cattle.

CCTV cameras will be installed to monitor the cattle market. Special facilities will also be ensured in the cattle market for traders. Provision will also be made for a continuous supply of water to sacrificial animals.

Along with the police, Rangers soldiers will also perform security duties at the cattle market. A team of veterinary doctors will be present with medicines to provide immediate medical care to sacrificial animals, while additional personnel will also be deployed for security.