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Government orders to close Maweshi Mandi by 7 pm


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

26th Jul, 2020. 10:00 am
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The Government of Sindh has ordered to close cattle market at Super High way by 7 pm from Sunday onward.

According to the details, due to complaints of violation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) devised to curb the spread of novel coronavirus, and over crowding; government of sindh have ordered to close Karachi’s maweshi mandi by 7 pm.

However, visitors are demanding to extend mandi timings so they can buy the sacrificial animals as per their conveniences.

Earlier, Yawar Chawla, the spokesperson of the market said that despite government’s orders, the cattle market on Super Highway in Karachi is pen for 24 hours this weekend.

He said the federal government directed after its National Command and Operation Center meeting on July 13 all cattle markets across Pakistan to work only between 5am and 7pm to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Chawla said implementation over the decision will be finalized on Monday after a meeting of the Super Highway Maweshi Mandi administration with Sindh Local Government Minister Nasir Hussain Shah and the Karachi commissioner.

He said the cattle market administration will recommend the Sindh government open the cattle market for 12 hours from 5pm to 5am.

Most buyers visit in the evening and night time after getting free from office, he said, clarifying that the market was open for 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday.

On 24th July, The National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) decided to launch a crackdown against illegal cattle markets across the country.

Ahead of Eid Ul Adha, the NCOC decided to take action against the cattle markets, which are illegally setup in the country.

This move has been taken to ensure implementation of the SOPs in the cattle markets and to ensure health of the masses.

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