LAHORE: The Government of Punjab has decided to go head with setting up Cattle Markets in Punjab for Eid-Ul-Azha however, these will be setup outside of city limits keeping in view the coronavirus pandemic.
A nine member committee headed by the provincial law minister has been setup to finalize the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the cattle markets in Punjab to keep cattle owners and customers safe from coronavirus.
The location of these cattle markets is be be decided by the assigned deputy commissioners and will be setup in the month of July till Eid-ul-Azha.
The Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar said that animal sacrifice on Eid-ul-Azha was an important part of the cattle farmers and the rural economy and these steps are being taken keeping their welfare in mind.
Also, a committee has been setup tasked with checking animals that will be up for sale at the cattle markets in Punjab to ensure that none of them are sick or carry any illness.
In related news, the Sindh Provincial Government is against setting up cattle markets in the province for fear of the spread of the coronavirus as number of cases keep rising in the province.
The Sindh Government even wrote a letter to the Home Department requesting a ban on cattle markets altogether.