Rawalpindi - The City District Government Rawalpindi has imposed a ban on the entry of sacrificial animals into city areas.

Under the ban, the sale and purchase of sacrificial animals has been restricted on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. The decision to ban sale/purchase of sacrificial animals had been imposed to maintain cleanliness and avoid waste pollution in the city.

Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) intends to constitute teams to confiscate the sacrificial animals, informed spokesman of TMA here Sunday. The squad will not allow the cattle to walk in city freely, he added.

However, the people prefer to go to the cattle markets established within the city to save the transportation charges. Meanwhile, the sacrificial animals have almost started arriving in Rawalpindi from far-flung areas for sale before Eid-ul-Azha. Meanwhile, Rawalpindi Cantonment Board RCB issued notices to owners of various buildings for illegal construction and without approved map from the board.

RCB spokesman told that 29 owners of the buildings were issued notices on violation. The building control department carried out operation in the area including Saddar, Gawalmandi,Qasimabad,Naseerabad, Line no4, Bank Road, Westridge, Masriyal, Quaid-i-Azam colony, Khalid Bin Waleed Road, Sulemanabad and Peshawar Road.

In another operation, the department also moved against the illegal construction along nullahs and demolished illegal encroachment. The operation would continue unabated and without any discrimination. He said no one would be allowed to carry out illegal construction. He warned the encroachers to demolish their constructions else RCB would take action against the encroachments.