RAWALPINDI - The sale and slaughter of animals alongside roads and footpaths in different parts of the garrison city have made life of the residents and shopkeepers miserable besides excruciating environment and creating health problems for them. The sale of animals and slaughter on the road in densely populated areas are carried out due to apathy of the concerned authorities, particularly at Adiala Road, Bakra Mandi, Bani Chowk and Jamia Masjid Road in the limits of Rawal Town.

People alleged that illegal practice, sale of animals and its sluaguthering on roads and footpaths is carried out in connivance of concerned officials of the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA), adding that if anybody tries to stop the practice, he is threatened of dire consequences.

Noman Farooq, a resident of Bani Chowk, said despite repeated complaints to TMA against this illegal practice no action was taken against the mafias. “We cannot fight mafia, who sale animal and slaughter it in open along side roads and footpaths, because they are powerful and threaten us of dire consequences,” he said.