The capital administration has placed a ban on the selling, purchasing, and movement of the sacrificial animals in sectors of Islamabad, as per sources.
Although the Capital Development Authority—CDA has allocated an area in I-12 for the cattle market, some sellers move to the sectors with the plan of earning higher profits, the sources said.
The arrival of the sacrificial animals on the green belts, roads and the empty plots in the different sectors of the capital poses not just a serious health hazard but also a source of hindrance to the traffic flow and accidents, as per sources.
Keeping in mind the risk the sacrificial animals have got, the district magistrate has barred their sale, purchase, movement, and presence in the areas other than the allocated site. The ban has been placed immediately and would remain in effect for a month.
The officials said that separate teams had also been formed for implementing the ban with complete effect.
The teams would be moving in the city for keeping a check on the violation of the ban, the sources further added.
In the same way, assistance was also taken from the police in this matter and those officials who were posted have been asked to keep an eye on the movement of animals in bulk. They further added that they would be intercepting any movement of animals in the city and informed the concerned officer of legal action.
The officers of the capital administration and police had also been asked by the district magistrate to act against the violators with immediate effect, the sources added.
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