Islamabad - Residents of the federal capital have started booking butchers to slaughter their sacrificial animals on Eid-ul-Azha.

Butchers on the other hand have increased their rates for slaughtering animals keeping in view their high demand. Due to high inflation, the trend for collective sacrifice is on the rise, and the butchers are being booked in advance for slaughtering.

Sohail Ali, a resident of G-6/2 sector, told APP that the butchers were free to fleece the citizens and overcharge them for slaughtering their sacrificial animals.

Rehan Ali, a butcher in Melody Market, said he increased slaughter rates with the rise in the prices of animals. If the people could afford expensive animals, they can also afford to pay more for slaughtering them, he added.

Meanwhile, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has finalised arrangements for disposal of offal of sacrificial animals on Eid-ul-Azha to keep the federal capital neat and clean.

“Sanitation department of the civic body would deploy its staff on all three days during Eid while leaves of the employees of the department have also been cancelled to ensure the cleanliness of the capital city,” an official of CDA said.

The federal capital has been divided into four zones wherein Zone-I included the areas of F-6, F-7, F-8, Blue Area and Bari Imam while zone-II comprises Faisal Mosque and G-8.

Similarly, areas of sector F10, F11, Golra Sharif, G9, G10, G11 and G13 have been included in zone-III, whereas zone-IV includes the areas of sector H8, H9, H10, H11, I8, I9, I10/2, I11, Islamabad Highway, Model Village Humak, Shahzad Town, Rawal Town and Margalla Town, the official said.

He informed that 30 deep ditches have also been dug out at 18 different locations in entire city where offal and other wastes of sacrificial animals will be disposed of scientifically in line with required hygienic standards. The workers, he said would be equipped with more than 100 vehicles, tractors and trolleys, compactors, trucks and dumpers.