Sindh hasn’t decided on opening Eid cattle markets yet

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The Sindh government hasn’t decided on whether it will allow the setting up of cattle markets for Eid yet.

It issued a notification withdrawing permission for the set up of the cattle market but that was for regular markets, explained Education Minister Saeed Ghani.

He told that regular cattle markets are set up across the province twice a week. Those markets have been closed, he said, because of a spike in coronavirus cases.

Confusion was created when the letter disallowing cattle markets began circulating. In the letter, the local government department told the home department that it is withdrawing and cancelling the permission to set up the cattle market on the Super Highway this year.

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On June 2, the government had granted permission to set up the market in Karachi and asked people to follow the SOPs and take precautionary measures while visiting the market.

But Ghani explained that the government hasn’t decided on whether it will allow Eid cattle markets yet. We’re considering allowing it with strict SOPs, he said.

The home department will come up with a list of SOPs and present it to the government for approval.

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