ISLAMABAD (PPI) - A heavy rush of sacrificial animal buyers was witnessed in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi as Eid-ul-Azha is approaching fast. At different sale points in twin cities, people moved to purchase animals to perform religious rituals. The sale and purchase were seen on its peak as only two days are left to perform the ritual of 'Qurbani'. The residents told that trend of cost-sharing sacrifices of animals was also developing among the middle class and low-income earning group. A large number of the people from various parts of the country have arrives in Islamabad and Rawalpindi with their cattle herds and have established make-shift markets on green belts, roads sides and on footpaths. While some small sized herds of the sacrificial animals could also be seen in various vacant plots in different residential areas in Rawalpindi. Reportedly, the sacrificial animals from Attock, Chakwal, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Rajanpur, Jhang, Loralai, Dera Bugti, Sadiqabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Rohri-Hyderabad, Multan, Vehari and other districts have been brought in twin cities. The vendors claimed that the supply of sacrificial animals will increase gradually. Imran Qureshi, a resident was seemed happy to find a goat of his own choice in Rs 18,000. When asked to him that it was a big amount for a middle-class man. He replied that Muslims earn the whole the year while they have to perform this great ritual once in a year of time. On the other hand, the prices of all kinds of sacrificial animals are very high as an average goat weighing about 20 KGs is from Rs 14,000 to Rs 20,000 while a sheep of the same weight is available for Rs 10,000 to Rs 14,000. tween Rs 25000 to Rs 45,000. vendors claimed that the prices were expected to come down reasonably just a day before the Eid as traders were moving to their hometowns to celebrate Eid with their near and dear ones. On the other hand, the sellers while talking about the increased rates of the sacrificial animals said the overhead expenses had increased. They said that this year the price of fodder had almost doubled while the transportation charges had also increased. On the other hand, the people have also started contacting butchers in advance to get their animals sacrificed on the Eid Day. On the Eid Day butchers work in teams, comprising two or three persons each, which slaughter 20 to 25 goats per day. The charges of the butchers have also increased. People said adding a butcher was demanding Rs 1,000 to Rs 1500 per goat while Rs 4,000 to Rs 4,500 for a calf and a cow whereas for a camel the butchers are demanding Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 per animal.