NCOC formulates SOPs for cattle markets ahead of Eidul Azha
July 13, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) has formulated the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on Monday 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. SOPs for cattle markets The NCOC chairman said that the local administrations should ensure that the cattle markets should operate from 6am to 7pm. Among other guidelines, it was decided that the screening of those entering the markets is mandatory.