RAWALPINDI - Like previous year, the sellers of sacrificial animals are not being allowed to enter the city as special animals markets have been establishment at various points ahead of Eid-ul-Azha in a bid to keep the city clean.

“A special task force has been constituted to take action against violators, impose fines and even confiscate their animals,” an official of district administration said. He said the animals sellers coming from adjoining areas are being directed to take their animals in these markets and the task force is not allowing the animals’ sellers to stay near residential areas. The city district government has allotted eight open spaces for establishment of sacrificial animals “Mandis” for Eid-ul-Azha.

City district government has started conducting raids here against the animals’ sellers and the animals of the violators are also being confiscated while fines are also being imposed in this regard. City district government has established animal “Mandis” in outer parts of the city to avoid congestion and traffic problems.

Potohar Town, Tehsil Municipal Officer (TMO) told APP that special “Mandis” have been established at Channi, Rawat, Chakri Road and Adiala Road near Gorakhpur.

The cantonment management has allowed sellers to establish “Mandis” in its jurisdiction. Additional Chief Executive Officer (ACEO) told APP that three animal “Mandis” have been established at Chor Chowk, Dhoke Saydian and

Dhoke Gujran.

It is pertinent to mention here that every year on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha a large number of sacrificial animals are brought in Rawalpindi city. Dhoke Syedan, Bagh Sardaran, Chungi No-22 near Bakra Mandi, Khayaban-e-Sir Syed, Choor near Shah Piyara, Misriyal Road, Scheme No-III, Dhoke Kala Khan, and Sadiqabad were previously among famous animals markets before Eid-ul-azha.

Meanwhile, District Officer Solid Waste Management, Dr. Mazhar talking to APP said that all necessary arrangements have been completed to keep the city neat and clean on Eid-ul-Azha. He informed that a comprehensive cleanliness plans for upcoming Eid-ul-Azha has been devised to get rid of entrails of animals under which over 1553 sanitary workers will perform duty.

He said 100 vehicles with a large number of handcarts would be used to remove garbage and offal from all city areas during Eid holidays. According to the plan Rawal town has been distributed into four sectors to make effective the cleanliness arrangements for Eid-ul-Azha while a control room would also be set up.

Additional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) said that Sanitation branch of RCB has finalized arrangements for cleanliness on Eid-ul-Azha under which all areas of the cantonment would be cleaned. Proper arrangements in this regard have been made, he said. He urged the people to cooperate with sanitary workers and garbage, entrails of sacrificial animals and offal should be dumped at specific points so that it could be removed properly.