LAHORE, Jun 28 (APP):For the sale sacrificial animals for Eid-ul-Adha, Punjab Local Government & Community Development Department (LG&CD) has decided to set up 79 cattle markets across Punjab.
LG&CD Secretary Noorul Amin Mengal announced this set up in a media briefing at Local Government Complex Islampura. Director General of Local Government Board Kousar Ahmed, Chairman of Cattle Markets Management Company (CMMC) Iftikhar Ahmed and other senior officers were also present in the media briefing.
Noorul Amin Mengal said that market spaces were allotted through open auction with an aim to ensure transparency and merit.
CMMC auctioned these 79 markets for Rs. 4.3 billion.
He added that the administration of major cities including Multan, Lahore, Faisalabad and Gujranwala auctioned the land space to set up cattle market and in return they will get the major portion of the income.
Answering to a question, he said that 4 markets in Lahore were auctioned for Rs 1.4 billion. He stated that the district administration will provide security, protection, sanitation and water to the owners of animals and to the buyers.
He further informed that no one will be allowed to sell animals at open places and other than the designated markets.
This will also help to ensure Covid-19 SOPs and control pollution and hustle in the cities.