The Biggest Cattle Market in Pakistan Gets A Hike in Entry Fee

The days before Eid-ul-Azha are full of fervour as both, the young and the old, visit cattle markets set up in their respective cities and villages to buy sacrifice animals of their choice. One hindrance, like previous years, is the price hike, not just for the buyers but for the vendors as well.

Largest Cattle Market’s Arrangements

The largest cattle market in Asia, located along Super Highway in Karachi, is now open and is bustling with all varieties of animals. The market was inaugurated in a colourful opening ceremony on Wednesday.

With over 70,000 cattle already present at the market – which is spread over 26 blocks and 800 acres of land – even more vendors are coming from all parts of the country to sell their cattle.

‘VIP’ animals worth more than Rs 1 million are placed in 30 VIP tents. Big names in the cattle industry like Sindh Dairy, Afridi, Dilpasand, Surmawala, Kainat, Jinnah Cattle etc. have displayed their cattle in these tents.


The market supervisor Malir Cantonment hires a private firm for administrative control, which was awarded to Hasan Brothers this year after a tender. Syed Irshad Ahmed is the market administrator, nominated by Hasan Brothers, to monitor the proceedings.

Issues Faced by Traders

The main issue faced by the sellers is the entry fee for animals, which has been increased after five years to Rs. 800 from Rs. 600 for each sheep and goat, and Rs. 1400, up from Rs. 1000, per animal for cows and bulls.

The price hike is a bad news for the vendors coming from far flung areas with a large number of animals. A vendor from Raheem Yar Khan named Moen Ahmedani who has come with 525 cows believes that an increase of Rs. 400 is surprising. He further said:

With the increase in the entry fee, we will also have to increase the price of our animals. However, the customers will not understand that. An increase of Rs. 400 per animal may not matter much to those who bring few animals but for those traders who bring hundreds of animals, the price hike is not affordable.

Murtuza Taili from Hyderabad said that he had faced several issues the last time around – his cattle fell ill, there was less turnaround, and rains made the situation worse because it was not handled well by the administration, but he hopes that the administration is better prepared for such issues.

The Facilities

Talking about the facilities, an administrator told that they’re offering 16 litres of water per animal, toilets for traders, free electricity, ambulance a fire tender and round-the-clock veterinary services via 12 veterinary doctors and para-veterinary staff at the market.

Vaccination is a must this year and no animal is allowed entry without a vaccination certificate. The administrator said,

It is our prime responsibility to keep the Asia’s biggest cattle market safe for both the customers and sellers, which is why we are ensuring the health of all animals.

Via Tribune

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  • Asia’s Biggest Market But
    No Free Parking
    No Free Pure Water
    No Clean Road
    No Clean Animal
    No Proper Lighting
    No Land Marking Any Area Or Block Or Number
    No Medical Checking
    High Foods Price
    High Animal Price (No Government Rate Decided)
    No Bike Car ALLOW Inside the Market
    Only Walk N Talk
    Is Jagah Ko Bohat Acha Bana K Government Income Kama Sakti thi :

    • A[ wahan kia kam krty hain by the way?

    • kia hogya bhai?? parking free hai,,, 3 martaba jaa chuka hun main

      • Aap ko shayad Parking Ticket wala Budha Baba nahi takraya.

      • 20 Rupee Ki Parking Without Parchi :
        Main Her Saal Saalo Se Jata Ho : Zaida Experience Hai
        Ab TO 10 Rupee Leta hai

      • main iss martaba 3 dafa jaa chuka hun parchi detay huay usnay chilla chilla kr kaha tha k free entry hai,, hum khud pareshan thay k itna achay kesay hogaye yeh log

    • or food price kia?? aap janwar buy krnay ja rahay ho ya khana khaanay? mandi say baahar niklo to hotels hain

      • Jo log Janwar lagatay hain bhai woh wahin khatay hain. Aur food Prices zyada hongay to woh sab in the end Janwar ke price ke shamil hojata hai.

        • Bhai wahan koi restaurent walay apna setup lagayen to baat haina,,, khanay peenay ka setup lagana gov ka kaam nahi,, third party hotay hain

          • Lagay hoay hotay hain bhai waisay setup wahan. beech beech main. Khana bus mehanga hota hai. Kha chuka hon kaafi dafa , pait strong ho aap ka to kabhi try keejiayga.

      • Mandi K Andar Itna Chalne K Bad Bande Ko Pyass Aur Halki Bhook Lag Jati hai
        Wo Baithne Ki Khatir Kuch Kha Pe Leta hai : Ek Roti 10 Ki Pure Karachi Main Aur Mandi K Andar 15 Se 20 Rupee Ki :

      • Muhammad Salman

        bhai jb app log eid ke shopping karnay jatay ho to kia wahan kuch khatay nahi ho?

      • Salman bro ,, aap shopping krnay jaatay hoto wahan janwar ki smell,, or nuqsan krnay wali beemaariyan nahi hoti jabkay mandi main kaafi beemariyan hoti hai to agr aisa hai piyas lagti hai bhook lagti hai zahir hai insan hain to apna lekar jaao,, beemariyan hoti hain agr aas pas janwar hon toh,, tea tak nahi peeni chahiye aisi jagah pay.

  • Ayaz Rana

    Bhai Pakistan Hay govt. kama ka bhi ghr la jaya ge awam ka pasy q lagwaty ho