Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Wednesday auctioned the temporary cattle market for Rs 6.5 million from Zilhajj 1 to 13 for sale and purchase of sacrificial animals. The temporary cattle market situated at old Afghan Basti, I-11 was auctioned for 13 days. The auction was held at the Directorate Municipal Administration.

CDA spokesperson Ramzan Sajid told APP that the auction of temporary cattle market held every year and sale or purchase of sacrificial animals was not allowed in the Federal Capital, without fixed place.

The successful bidder is authorized to collect fee from the animal traders : Rs 50 for big animals including cow, ox, camel etc and Rs 30 for small ones like goats, sheep etc per animal for one time. The parking fee announced for truck multi axle Rs 50, truck single axle Rs 35, Mini Truck Rs 25, Pickup Ford/Datsun Rs 20, Suzuki Pickup Rs 15, Jeep, taxi, carry van Rs 10 and motor bike Rs 5.

Meanwhile, the sacrificial animals have started aariving in the twin cities from all parts of the country and the residents are fearing surge in prices this year due to increased transportation charges and rising inflation.