KARACHI: Chairman Ruet e Hilal Committee Mufti Munib on Thursday said that two people were enough to go to markets to buy sacrificial animals for Eid ul Adha, in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“It is obligatory on all of us to follow the standard operating procedures (SoPs). People should not go to markets in groups. Use masks while visiting animal markets,” Mufti Munib said while addressing the media at the Karachi Press Club (KPC).
Announcing the SoPs, he said people were free to offer sacrifices. He said families should not take children with them. He said it had been agreed upon with the government that animal markets should be established at a place away from the city.
The chairman Ruet e Hilal Committee said sacrificial animals should not be paraded on streets. Masses were requested to prefer mass sacrificing
“Mosques, madressahs and religious organisations should be given priority in donating skins of animals, while the government should ensure that animal hide prices are not lowered by traders on this occasion,” he said.
Mufti Munib said the certificates and licenses issued to organisations for collecting animal skins last year would be acceptable.
He also pointed out towards the government’s suggestion saying that giving money online, did not make you free from sacrifice.