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Cow Mandi: Traders eager to sell sacrificial animals as PMD forecasts heavy rain in Karachi

KARACHI: Owing to the week-long rain forecast in Karachi, traders in the city’s ‘Eid special’ cattle market (cow mandi) are showing eagerness to sell their animals and get back home, ARY News reported on Monday.

According to ARY News correspondent Rabeea Khan, the rain forecast has affected the makeshift cattle market and a number of buyers and sellers have felt the trend.

“Everyone is looking to buy a good goat or cow but what I have seen is that the rates are going down and the traders are letting the buyers bargain,” a buyer who had just bought a goat told ARY News.

A trader too said that “the rates are coming down as the media is telling everyone that a toofan (storm) is coming, so everyone is worried”.

akistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast a continuous spell of rain in the port city from Tuesday (tomorrow) till the weekend amid Eid-ul-Azha celebrations.

The weather forecasting department has cautioned Karachiites for possible impact of around week-long spell of rain. However, the precipitation magnitude is yet to be predicted.

Moreover, the temperature is expected to rise and sea-breeze may also come to a halt on Tuesday, sources at PMD said.

Meantime, Mithi, Hyderabad, Badin, Tharparkar and other areas of Sindh will receive heavy rains as a storm system – currently present in north-eastern India – is expected to enter into the province from Tuesday.

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