ISLAMABAD (APP) - As the Eid-ul-Azha is fast approaching, the rising prices of the sacrificial animals are becoming unaffordable for the common man. Some of the people have started buying sacrificial animals but majority is waiting for the fall in prices of animals, which they hope will happen few days prior to Eid. Sacrificial animals selling and buying business in different Mandies (Markets) of twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi is continuing. These animals mostly come form various districts of the Punjab including Attock, Tala Gang, Chakwal, Gujar Khan, Rajan Pur, Sargodha, Mianwali, Choa Saddan Shah, Okara and Mandi Bhauddin to the capital markets. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) would arranged ten days sacrificial animals markets in different areas of the Capital including 1-10 Sector in front of Sabzi Mandi, Noorpur Shahan (Bari Imam) and Golra Sharf, an official of CDA told APP. An owner of the sacrificial animals selling point said they are waiting for the last ten days when the sacrificial markets would rise and people come to buy these animals. Trader of the animals market Ghulam Hussain said there is a shortage of the sacrificial animals in markets and their high prices are keeping away the people from purchasing. He said the price of a healthy medium sized goat will not be less than Rs 15,000, while a medium weight heifer will cost around Rs 40,000 this year. He said last year price of a goat ranged from Rs 9,000 to Rs 10,000 and a heifer was for Rs 20,000 to 30,000.