Afghan Eid animal ban hits livestock traders

Afghan authorities have imposed a ban on the deliver of goats, rams and sheep to Pakistan beforehand of Eidul Azha, ensuing in splendid rise within the costs of those sacrificial animals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province, which stocks a border with Afghanistan.

Due to this suspension of supply, the fee of a unmarried ram or goat has risen by way of Rs20,000 to Rs30,000 in the cattle and cattle markets of Peshawar, the K-P’s provincial capital.

Traditionally, truckloads of sacrificial animals – mainly rams, sheep and goats–are transported into Pakistan from Afghanistan thru border crossings ahead of the Eid and heaps of buyers on both aspects of the border make a terrific income through this alternate at some point of this season.However, the Afghan government has now not yet granted permission to its traders thus far to sell their animals to their counterparts in Pakistan in what is defined with the aid of a few as a main setback to the investors.

Some buyers say no consignment of sacrificial animals has arrived in Pakistan from the Torkham border crossing in Khyber district and the Kharlachi border crossing in Kurram district.

They stated animals are being provided from Chaman border crossing in Balochistan but it fees the investors a large amount of cash to move those animals to the K-P and its provincial capital.

Sharif is a trader who brings a shipping field complete of rams from Afghanistan ahead of Eidul Azha. According to Sharif, due to a ban on deliver of cattle to Pakistan, the fee of every ram or goat has risen by way of Rs20,000 to Rs30,000 inside the local markets.The border pressure and protection employees deployed on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing at Torkham said no large car or truck carrying farm animals has crossed into Pakistan for the duration of the previous few weeks.

Sources in Kurram police said animals have been now not transported into Pakistan from Kharlachi either.

The animals available in the markets of the merged districts—that constituted the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) formerly—also are nearby animals and have no longer come from Afghanistan, stated a dealer from one of the merged districts.

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