Source: News Bharati English16 Sep 2016 09:13:08
Islamabad, September 16: During the festival of Eid al-Adha, Pakistan is reported to have spent over 4 billion US dollars to buy animals- to sacrifice them during the. The festival from September 13-15 became the biggest economic activity of the India’s neighbour nation which saw purchasing of about 26 lakh cows and bulls along with 40 lakh goats.
The net amount of cows and bulls equaled 1.7 billion U.S. dollars while that of goats was 1.153 billion dollars. People bought about 800,000 lambs and 3000 camels for about 151 million dollars from the cattle markets across the country.
The expenditure also included additional amount on Butchers for slaughtering the animals. Pakistanis collectively spent about 690 million dollars on sacrificing cows and bulls, whereas the butchers charged a collective 225 million dollars for slaughtering lambs, goats and camels.
Furthermore, transporting the animals from the markets to the houses cost altogether 47 million dollars to people whereas food for the animals collectively cost 35 million dollars. Muslims slaughter animals, normally goats, sheep, cows and camels on the Eid al-Adha festival on the 10th day of the 12th month of Islamic calendar every year.
After slaughter, the meat from the sacrificed animal is divided into three equal parts. The family keeps one third of the meat, another third is distributed among the relatives, friends and neighbors while the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.