800 digital content forced to ‘overlook’ SOPs violation in Karachi’s Sohrab Goth cattle market

The administration of Karachi’s Sohrab Goth cattle market has made digital content creators sign agreements, preventing them to showcase SOPs violations in the cattle market.

According to details, the cattle market administration has made social media influencers, vloggers and other digital content creators sign agreements barring them from showcasing COVID-19 SOPs violations.

Digital content creators and influencers who each year flock to karachi’s Sohrab Goth cattle market on Super Highway have been forced to sign undertakings which include the details of the names of their channels/pages along with the number of their subscribers and followers.

Yawar Chawla – cattle market’s spokesperson has acknowledged the fact that digital content creators have signed such agreements which include their basic details such as names and addresses.

 “I hereby assure you that I will be following all Mandi SOPs, and promoting them [in] my every video. If anything is portrayed negative or against Sohrab Goth Mandi 2020 SOPs, I will be responsible for sure,” read the purported agreement.

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Expressing his views on the development, Yawar Chawla has denied that digital content creators and influencers have been censored in any way or subjected to any restrictions regarding their content.

“They can show whatever they want to. All we ask of them is to include our version as well. This is exactly what journalism is,” he said.

Karachi’s Sohrab Goth cattle market is one of the largest cattle markets in the world, spanning across 960 acres of land and divided into 48 blocks.