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MCI to Allow Free Cattle Markets in Capital

05 August 2019

PAKISTAN - After getting a low bid in two consecutive attempts as compared to last year, the Mayor of Islamabad Shaikh Anser Aziz has principally approved to allow ‘free cattle markets’ in the capital city.

However, final decision in this regards will be taken in an urgent session of Metropolitan Corporation, Islamabad, which has been called on Monday.

Islamabad’s largest market for sacrificial animals is set up in I-12 every year. It receives more than 100,000 animals from various areas. In routine, MCI auctions selected sites in the city for establishment of cattle markets on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha against a lump sum payment while successful bidder collects fee from the vendors and buyers by his own.

This year, the city manager got lukewarm response to the cattle market as they received the highest bid of Rs56.1 million, lower than the last year’s contract for Rs71.2m.

In first two days during the bidding process held in the last week of July, the Directorate of Municipal Administration received the highest bid of Rs56 million which could not be accepted according to rules because it was lower than the contract awarded in the preceding year.

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Source: The Nation

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