Preparations For Celebrating Eid Ul Adha In Full Swing

RAWALPINDI, (Muzaffargarh.City – 17th Aug, 2018 ) :The preparations to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha are at its peak in the city and its adjoining areas where peoples are thronging in cattle markets to buy sacrificial animals.

The people started purchasing animals to follow Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) by sacrificing animals on way of Allah, though there is complete ban on sale and purchase of sacrificial animals by the district administration,rush of the people is being witnessed at unauthorized cattle markets which have been set up at Bagh sardaran ,pirwadahi and Khaban-e-Sirsyed,Dhoke Syeda,Misrayal road,Range road areas in the city and cantonments limits.

People especially children are showing great interest in getting the animals of their choice.

The cattle owners, majority of them came from interior Punjab while animals from hilly areas including Sawat.Kaghan can also be seen in these markets.

The price of a normal goat is being demanded between Rs 30,000 to Rs 70,000 while the price of a cow with normal weight is between Rs 90, 000 to 200,000.

Talking to APP here on Friday animal seller Sardar Khan who came from Muzaffargarh , informed that they spent huge money on animals and their transportation to the animal market.The cost of fodder is also high and it could not possible to sale animals without taking profit, he said.

In view of high prices, the people belong to middle class are preferring to purchase cows in share to fulfill their religious duty.

However, the prices of sacrificial animals including goats, cows and camels are much high as compared to the last year, informed a customer.

He expected some reduction in prices of animals before Eid day.

Meanwhile Rawalpindi Waste Management Company(RWMC) has cancelled holidays of around 3000 sanitary workers and officials to ensure cleanliness during Eid Ul Azha days.

“The Company has finalized a comprehensive cleanliness plan for Eid-ul-Azha to get rid of entrails and offals of the sacrificed animals, Manager Operation Dr Hamid Iqbal told APP.

He told that dumpers, mini dumpers, handcarts and compactors would be part of the special drive to remove the remains from every nook and corner of the city.

RWMC will deploy around 3000 sanitary workers in Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation areas to keep the areas clean.

“Collection points will also be set up for the convenience of the public at Union Council level and the residents have been directed to contact on Help line number 1139 about any complaints,” Hamid said.

He also informed that 400,000 waste bags would be distributed among the residents for collecting animal offals ,size of 20-22kg of small animals and 50kg for camel, buffaloes and others while hand carts would be used in the narrow streets where large size waste vehicles have no access ,he added.

He said after completion of the task, the area would be cleaned properly and sprayed.

Eid ul Azha is the busiest time of year for sanitary workers, as the city generates twice its average daily amount of waste on the day, he added.