Thursday, 4 September 2014
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Update and Good News for Cow Mandi Lover 2014
The Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and city administration has decided to set up five cattle markets (Bakra piri) in the metropolis for Eid-ul-Azha this year 2014. The sale of sacrificial animals would not be allowed outside the five designated places.
Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui presided a meeting to review the arrangements for security and other relevant issues on these cattle markets made by the Cantonment Board Malir and the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).
Station Commander (Malir) Brig Talat Mehmood Janjua also attended the meeting among the representatives of other agencies concerned.
The main market will be established at Super Highway Karachi near the new sabzi mandi / Northern Bypass on 600 acres, while one each cattle market will be set up at Mawach Goth, Hub River Road near Hamdard University, Asu Goth, Malir and Cattle Colony, Landhi. The sale and purchase of sacrificial animals at the main Super Highway Karachi cattle market (Cow Mandi), which will be managed by the Malir Cantonment Board, will begin from September 1, 2014 while the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) will make arrangements for the rest of four cattle markets. As per the meeting decisions, the sale of sacrificial animals at any place in the city other than the five proposed sites will be prohibited and there will be no tax on the sacrificial animals to be brought in the city.
The Cantonment Board Malir and the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) have prepared their contingency plans and the arrangements would be looked after with the support of district administration and other agencies concerned. The commissioner hoped that the people would witness more improved arrangements this year 2014.
There will be no fee for parking of vehicles and security facilities at the main cattle market, as the Cantonment Board is making arrangements for parking on scientific lines, Similarly, no fee will be charged for providing space for the animals at the market, and the Cantonment Board Malir will also build ramps so as to secure the animals from any harm while off-loading / Uploading them from the vehicles.
Besides, special arrangements will be made to provide veterinary doctors and medicines to look after the health of sacrificial animals. The traffic police will look after the traffic affairs at the main cattle market, while the KMC will depute wardens to ensure better traffic management.
The Commissioner Karachi directed all the deputy commissioners to ensure that no sale and purchase of sacrificial animals take place in the city other than the five designated places.