Islamabad - Eidul Azha round the corner, children in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad are looking forward to running around and feeding their family sacrificial animal.

The Capital Development Authority has set up a barn in I-11 dedicated to buying and selling of cattle for Eid and residents of Rawalpindi and Islamabad hope that cattle sellers from other areas will not swarm the entire capital city this time.

These animals are normally decorated with all sorts of ornaments some in gold and silver and they are fed the creme de la crème including chocolates and cheese.

APP adds Colourful garlands to decorate sacrificial animals for Eid Ul Azha, have become the main attraction for citizens in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Citizens are using different kinds of colourful garlands of beads, crowns and bells to decorate their sacrificial animals.

The sellers are charging higher prices for such things, as a pair of ‘payals’ for Rs150-200, a bell for Rs100 and a garland of beads for Rs350.

Qasim Khan, an animal ‘decoration’ seller said that he has been doing this business for the last 10 years and facilitating the residents decorate their sacrificial animals.

Overall, it is a slow business but a few days before Eid ul Azha it becomes a booming one and I earn quite a lot for my family, he said.

“We bring different kinds of garlands for animals from Sahiwal, Multan, Lahore and Sindh. These decorations increase the beauty of animals and also attract buyers,” he said.

Qasim Khan said that some buyers even decorate the sacrificial animals with hina.

Zahoor Ahmed, an animal seller belonging to Bahawalpur, said that sacrificial animals do not look beautiful without jewellery.

He said that Eid ul Azha provides employment opportunities for the common man to earn money.

The vendors walk around cattle markets where they could find different kinds of animal decoration items, especially for goats, sheep, cows, camels and even for buffalo.

The sellers of sacrificial animals also decorate their animals to attract buyers. Most of the people especially children after buying animals visit decoration shops to buy these for the sacrificial animals.