BAHAWALPUR-With Eidul Azha round the corner, the Musilms have swarmed cattle markets across the country including Bahawalpur amidst sky-rocketing prices of sacrificial animals.

Therefore, most of the Muslims are unable to afford sacrificial animals as the prices of goats and other cattle have increased to a large extent.

A goat is being sold at a minimum price of Rs25,000 while cows and bulls are being sold around Rs50,000 to Rs200,000 due to which majority of the people are limited to only asking prices. People visiting the cattle markets said that prices of sacrificial animals were touching the sky and not a single animal was available at less than Rs25,000 with so much increase in inflation. “So we are not able to fulfil the religious obligations,” the said.

On the other side, cattle vendor Taj Waseem said that there was a big increase in the prices of petroleum products due to which rates of cattle have also been increased.

At Sadiqabad Cattle Market established near Alamara Fort Road, visitors Mohsin, Javed and Rao Imran said that after asking the prices of cattle even the financially stable persons get a shock. Therefore, they said most of the Muslim would opt for collective sacrifice on the upcoming Eidul Azha. Residents of Rukanpur Ghulam Muhammad Aashiq, Muhammad Amjad, Shaukat and Muhammad Shafqat said that inflation was increasing rapidly thereby creating difficulties for the people and depriving them of sacrificing animals.