Future of cattle markets still uncertain in Sindh

The future of cattle markets in Sindh remain uncertain and unsettled as Sindh government mulls over the issue amid COVID-19 outbreak in the province.

Sindh Education Minister – Saeed Ghani, on Monday, stated that government hasn’t decided on whether it will allow Eid cattle markets yet.

Expressing his views on the confusion caused by the withdrawal of Sindh government notification on Sunday regarding the issue, provincial minister clarified that the notification withdrawn a day earlier was regarding the operations of regular cattle markets that across the province.

According to the letter send by local government department to the home department revealed that  the Sindh government is withdrawing its permission to set up the cattle market on the Super Highway this year.

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Prior to this, Sindh Home department, on June 2, had issued a notification stating that cattle markets would be allowed to sell sacrificial animals with the condition of strict implementation of SOPs and preventive guidelines.

Meanwhile, preparations are  being made at the main cattle market in Karachi located at Super Highway Karachi. Cattle market administration intends to reploy 1,000 personnel at various entry points to ensure the provision of face masks for the people entering the market.

Yawar Chawla – cattle market spokesperson has hinted at opening the cattle market for public by July 22.