Eid-ul-Azha: Seasonal butchers jump into cashing opportunity

ISLAMABAD: After seeing the lucrative charges of slaughtering the sacrificial animals, a number of seasonal butchers have started to set up their booking stalls in various parts of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Many labourers, who did not find job due to eid activities in these days, also adopt this profession for the time being to earn livelihood.

Soon after the Eid prayers, they will leave towards the marked areas for slaughtering the animals.

“Even, labourers outside the Rawalpindi and Islamabad reach here to take benefit of this opportunity. Ninety percent non-professionals operate on this event,” butcher Ghulam Hasnain, who is associated with this profession for the last 17 years, told APP.

He said he himself has hired a group of eight persons from his native area in a bid to slaughter maximum number of animals. Ghulam Hasnain alias Mani said, he was charging Rs. 2000 to 2500 to slaughter a goat or sheep, while Rs. 5000 to 8000 for a cow
or bull, according to size of the sacrificial animals.

Mani, who claimed to be an expert butcher, said he take one hour time to slaughter a goat of any size and cut it into regular pieces. Besides, its team has the ability to prepare meat of a cow or bull within two-and-a-half hours time.