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Sindh govt imposes ban on establishment of cattle markets in city

KARACHI: The Sindh government has imposed ban a ban today on the establishment of cattle markets/mandis within the local limits/jurisdiction of the Karachi division.

However,  cattle sellers can converge at the Super Highway; Malir 15, Asoo Goth; Cattle Mandi Landhi; Rice Godown, Landhi near Babar Market; Hamdard University near Manghopir; Moach Goth, Baldia Town; cattle market permitted by Station Commander Karachi in the limits of Clifton Cantonment Board and Cattle Mandi permitted by the President Karachi Cantonment Board in the limits of Karachi Cantonment Board.
The government has imposed the ban in the exercise of the powers conferred under Section 144 (6) Cr. PC. The government also imposed a ban on establishment of cattle market for sale/ purchase of sacrificial animals except in the cattle market specified/ notified by the Home Department on the recommendation of respective Commissioners/ Deputy Commissioners with immediate effect
till 12th ZilHajj, 1439 Hijra.
SHOs of concerned police stations are authorized to register complaints under Section 188 PPC in writing for the violation of Section 144 Cr. PC against the violators.

A relevant piece published earlier:  Around 50,000 sacrificial animals have been brought to Sohrab Goth cattle mandi, which is the largest cattle market in Asia. 
Camels in a large number have also been brought this year and daily herds are arriving with consistency. Administrator of this cattle market, Tahir Memon said that on last Saturday and Sunday, people in a large number visited the mandi with their families and this trend will increase as Eid-ul-Azha approaches, said a statement on Monday.
He said no entrance fee would be charged from the public, except for VIP blocks. However, they would have to park their vehicles and motorcycles in the parking areas. Against nominal fee, the traders were being provided with a lot of free facilities including space with security lighting arrangement and drinking water for cattle.
“We are providing 16 liters water per animal free of cost, he added. The cattle market has been set up on 26 blocks including VIP blocks. Except for the VIP blocks, no additional fee was being charged for space provided to the animal sellers. The cattle merchants would be given space as per the availability on first come first serve basis,” he said. He said security would be ensured with the help of Rangers and Police. Moreover, different departments of Sindh including livestock and Fisheries would help management by appointing veterinary doctors at the mandi who would help traders in ensuring the health of animals. (Published on 31st July 2018) 



M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.