500 sites designated in Karachi for collective sacrifice during Eid al-Adha
The Sindh government on Wednesday established around 500 sites throughout Karachi for collectively performing ritual sacrifices of animals on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.
A list of places designated to offer animals has been issued by the local government department bearing in mind the emergency of COVID-19. Places to offer animals have been established at the level of the union committee and union council in the city.
This list contains 120 sites in the Western District, 119 in the Central District, 60 in the Eastern District, 38 in the Malir District, 13 in the Southern District and 210 in the District Council jurisdiction. Apparently, the list shared with the media did not mention the Korangi District.
LG Secretary Roshan Ali Shaikh said that steps had been taken to prevent the tendency to sacrifice animals individually to Eidul Azha in accordance with the NCOC (National Command and Operations Center) decision.
He said that collective sacrifice would help ensure the rapid disposal of animal waste and cleanliness in the city. He also said that all city commissioners stationed in the city had issued directives to ensure sacrifices only at locations determined at the level of the union committee and union council.
What the commissioner wants
Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani on Wednesday reviewed the arrangements for cleaning and cleaning up innards that have been carried out in connection with the Eidul Azha religious festival, APP added. A meeting chaired by the commissioner in his office was told that all local agency officials had made contingency plans to eliminate and dispose of the remains of sacrificial animals.
The meeting held a detailed review of the contingency plan and decided that officials of the local body would review and finalize the plan and arrangement in a meeting with the deputy commissioner concerned.
The commissioners directed all DCs to take coordinated steps to remove the remains of sacrificial animals and to deal with the expected monsoon rains. He said that all possible assistance should be given to the relevant departments.
Shallwani directed all local officials to ensure that the innards of sacrificial animals were not seen on the streets and streets, and that residents should not be given a reason to complain after the sacrifice.
The meeting decided that all agents would also take steps to deal with the expected monsoon rains. They decided that all recreational areas throughout the city, including beaches, would remain closed, while all DCs would strictly enforce the entertainment ban on holidays.
The Commissioner said that it was a challenge for all institutions to take up issues related to Eid and to protect residents from damage that could be caused by the expected rain. The meeting decided to cancel the leave of all administrative staff and related local bodies.
Shallwani said the Sindh government had established sacrifice centers in each district, while the district council would ensure better arrangements. The meeting decided that all DCs would ensure the implementation of orders to make sacrifices at designated centers.
Sacrifices were permitted in 120 centers in the Western District, 119 in the Central District, 60 in the Eastern District, 38 in the Malir District and 120 in the District Council.
Sacrifices will be allowed on different wards from each union council, where relevant local bodies will make special arrangements for cleaning and removing innards. Likewise, centers have also been established within the boundaries of the District Council.
Sacrifices will not be permitted anywhere other than this designated place. All assistant commissioners will be present with their staff to carry out their duties in the field during the Eid holiday.