NCOC decides to launch crackdown against illegal cattle markets
July 24, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) has decided to launch a crackdown against illegal cattle markets across the country on Friday. According to the reports, the NCOC in an important decision ahead of Eidul Azha has decided to take action against the cattle markets, which are illegally setup in the country. The move has been taken to ensure implementation of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the cattle markets and to ensure health of the masses. It was also reported that serious violations of the SOPs are being reported in the cattle markets across the country. Illegal cattle markets had been established in various parts of Karachi ahead of Eidul Azha. Earlier, the NCOC formulated the SOPs regarding the cattle markets across the country ahead of Eidul Azha. The NCOC meeting was held under the chair of chairman Asad Umar and the session was briefed that the plan for congregational prayers will be the same as of Eid-ul-Fitr. The NCOC reviewed the matter and formulated SOPs for cattle market and smart lockdown in several places of the country ahead of Eidul Azha. Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar, provincial Health Minister Yasmin Rashid, and Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat attended the session. The chief secretaries of all four provinces also attended the meeting through video link. The forum was told that around 700 cattle markets will be set up across Pakistan on the eve of Eidul Azha, for which necessary guidelines have been forwarded. Addressing the session via video link, Asad Umar said that the cattle markets will be set up outside the cities and a layout of these will be shared with everyone so health protocols and guidelines can be followed.