In various areas of Karachi, incidents of looting sacrificial animals continue to be reported. Recently, 12 cows and bullocks were forcefully taken at gunpoint from locations within the jurisdiction of Orangi Town, Iqbal Market, Quaidabad, Friar, and Highway Faisal police stations.
Looters in Karachi are specifically targeting both the sellers and buyers of sacrificial animals. In one instance, four cattle were snatched at gunpoint in Orangi Town Sector 11 and a half Chishti Nagar. A CCTV video of the incident, which occurred four days ago, has been obtained by Geo News.
The footage shows eight unidentified suspects riding four motorcycles, raiding a plot. According to Trader Hanif, the assailants held the cattle keeper hostage before carrying out the crime.
In another incident near The Friar police station, a sacrificial animal was stolen. Five animals tied to a shop in Orangi Town Baloch Goth were taken away by the culprits. The victim estimates the animals’ value to be around Rs 8 lakh.
Furthermore, a cow was snatched within the limits of the Quaidabad police station. However, with the assistance of social media, the Shara-e-Faisal police managed to recover a stolen cow from Gulistan-e-Jauhar in Liaquatabad.
It is important to note that Eid-ul-Azha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, will be celebrated in Pakistan on Thursday, June 29. As this auspicious occasion approaches, authorities and communities need to remain vigilant to prevent such incidents and ensure a safe environment for all.