Eid-ul-fitr has gone with all its festivities and happiness and now the second big event called Eid-ul-Azha (Eid al-Adha or Bakra Eid) is rapidly approaching which falls on the 10th of Zul-Hijjah. As every body knows, that moon of Zul-Hijjah has been sighted already today, so it is confirmed now that the Eid will be on 17th of November, 2010.
Apart from all the celebrations and festivities, the holy festival of Eid-ul-Azha (Eid al-Adha or Bakra Eid) for the year 2010 is coming with the soaring prices. The recent survey of the biggest cattle market in Karachi at Superhighway revealed that the prices of sacrificial animals have increased by 25 percent as compared to the prices of last year.
The increased prices are being linked to the different factors by the traders in the cattle markets; like animal affected by flood, increase in fodder price, transportation charges and other associated expenses. But the low interest of buyers can’t only be attributed to high prices of sacrificial animals; in fact, the mounting inflation the country has negatively affected the purchasing power of a common man in Pakistan.
A trader, Ahmed Aamir of Dilpasand Cattle Farm, declared that a bull of his farm was sold at Rs 1.85 million. "I have my own cattle farms in city and brought some 40 top class sacrificial calves from Sibbi, Sahiwal and Bahawalpur. I have sold 32 bulls and calves during the first week of this season and rest of the animals would be sold out in two or three days," he added.
Two beautiful videos of sacrificial bulls from Aamir Dilpasand Cattle Farm at Sohrab Goth, Karachi:
Dilpasand Sibbi Bull ...