(Karachi) Mufti Muneebur Rehman has said that markets of sacrificial animals will be set up far from the residential areas. He added there is no ban on sacrifice of animals.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Mufti Muneeb said that people should avoid crowding animal markets and follow SOPs to curb spread of coronavirus. He maintained, "People should not take their families to the markets with them to purchase sacrificial animals. Instead only one or two family members can visit the market and purchase animals."
He highlighted that last year's license of collecting hides is valid for this year too.
Earlier, the local government secretary said the official notification banning cattle markets in Sindh’s capital applies only to regular markets. Earlier on June 2, a notification issued by the home department has said all cattle markets in Karachi would stay closed ahead of Eidul Azha. The secretary said the ambiguity in the language of this notification has led many to believe that even the markets for sacrificial animals would not be set up this year.