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Discovering skilled butchers for slaughtering sacrificial animals a herculean job



PESHAWAR: Refused to simply accept extra orders, Adnan Khan, knowledgeable butcher of Hastnagri Bazaar was optimistic to earn most revenue after receiving 50 reserving of slaughtering sacrificial animals throughout Eidul Azha.

Engaged three seasonal butchers to satisfy the positioned orders, the 25-year outdated butcher, who was sharpening his daggers and axes at Firdus market on Saturday informed APP that he had acquired 50 orders of slaughtering sacrificial animals together with cows, oxen, buffaloes, goats, sheep and camels throughout three days of Eidul Azha.

“Slaughtering animals is an artwork. The butchers know the place the slaughtered animals may very well be minimize into items as a substitute of makeshifts butchers or abnormal individuals, ” stated Adnan, who inherited this hard-earned career from his grandfather.

“My grandfather has began this career earlier than independence of Pakistan and now our third technology was carrying ahead his legacy regardless of ups and downs in his enterprise,” he stated.

He stated charges of animals slaughtering was primarily based on day and time, including on the primary day Rs 4,000 to Rs5,000 have been being charged for slaughtering a goat  or sheep between 8:00am to 11:50am with extra Rs600 for making meat on the primary day of Eid.

Likewise, fee of slaughtering of cow and buffaloe was mounted at Rs10,000 to Rs12,000 per animal on Eid’s morning.

Rs15,000 to Rs20,000 was being charged for slaughtering camel and Rs7,000 to Rs8,000 for ox with extra Rs2,500 for making meat.

He stated the butchers cost hefty quantities on account of their skilled work as there have been many seasonal butchers, who know nothing about slaughtering and take extra time than the professionals throughout the scorching warmth.

The seasonal butchers lack correct techniques to deliver down animals to the grounds, slaughtering methods and are additionally unable to chop the meat correctly. These inept butchers additionally find yourself damaging hides of the sacrificial animals moreover uncovered residents to accidents.

Due to exorbitant charges {of professional} butchers and excessive revenue charges, the butchers of others districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have arrived to Peshawar to buck most good points.

In addition to seasonal butchers, the unemployed labourers and kids of merged and settled districts of KP have additionally rushed to Peshawar to earn most revenue.

“I got here from Nowshera district to Peshawar following excessive demand of butchers and revenue fee of sacrificial animals right here,” stated Zardali Khan, a non-professional butcher whereas speaking to APP.

He stated most of individuals have been hiring non-professional butchers on account of low revenue fee evaluate to professionals butchers retaining in view of their monetary standing.

Zardali stated he got here from village Dheri Ishaq Pabbi the place most of individuals slaughter animals themselves after performing collective Qurbani.

‘Ten orders of animals’ slaughtering was acquired by me on this Eid at Rs5,000 per cow in addition to buffaloe and Rs2,000 per goat or sheep.

Following instances of lumpy pores and skin illness in animals, he stated most of educated individuals choose to rent butchers to keep away from publicity to the deadly an infection.

Qaiser Khan, a resident of Wapda City Peshawar stated that it has develop into immense troublesome to purchase animal to carry out sacrifice ritual because of the prevailing inflation and value hike within the nation and we have now to roam across the outskirts of the town to seek out animal on reasonably priced fee.

Following shopping for of an acceptable animal, he stated hiring knowledgeable butcher on minimal fees was one other herculean job.

Afghan refugees have additionally jumped in KP cities by receiving orders on comparatively cheaper fee than locals.

Following excessive charges of butchers, many voters have determined to slaughter sacrificial animals themselves regardless of scorching warmth and instances of lumpy pores and skin illness.

Director, Livestock and Dairy Improvement KP, Dr Aftab  Ahmad informed APP

that round 100,000 to 150,000 cattle have been being slaughtered in KP on Eidul Azha.

In cities, he stated traits of slaughtering of animals via butchers have been larger than villages.

He stated that round 70 to 80 % cattle are being introduced kind Punjab for sacrifice on Eid days.

The transportation of sacrificial animals to Afghanistan have been main motive behind hike of sacrificial animals costs in KP that wanted to be regulated.

Dr Aftab stated that a number of checkpoints have been established with the help of provincial authorities at varied locations on highways connecting KP with merged districts to manage menace of cattle smuggling.

Dr Aftab stated the division has deployed groups in several cattle markets for monitoring of animals and spraying of pesticides.

Equally, examine posts have been established in any respect the entry factors of the province to examine all animals.

Dr Aftab Ahmad urged the cattle homeowners to make sure cleanliness and use mosquito repellent as security measure for defense of animals from lumpy pores and skin illness moreover adopting precautionary measures throughout slaughtering

He recommended regulation of butchers enterprise and fixation of slaughtering fee of animals occasionally of Eidul Azha.


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Centuries previous drum-beating tradition retains alive in KP regardless of mushroom progress of social media



PESHAWAR: Generally known as a metropolis of musicians and artists, Peshawar has saved alive the centuries-old custom of drum beating, which is making weddings, birthday events and different festivals extra enchanting and vibrant.

Regardless of the mushroom progress of social media and data expertise, the dhol gamers have began roaring enterprise throughout marriages, birthday events and different celebrated events in Peshawar after the dropping of temperature in KP.

Peshawar has produced legendary musicians and artists of the calibre of Khyal Muhammad, Rafiq Shinwari, Firdus Jamal, Qavi Khan Javed Babar and Yousaf Khan (Dilip Kumar) who dominated in Pakistani and Indian cinemas.

Cleansing his dhol with a protracted white handkerchief, a drum-beater Zulfiqar alias Bhutto (47) usually got here to Peshawar cantonment the place he sat in Fakhar e Alam Street’s sq. earlier than his providers had been employed for marriages, birthdays and different festivals, particularly on the weekend.

“I had entered into the dhol beating occupation after the loss of life of my father 20 years in the past and are available to Fakhar Alam Street’s inexperienced shadi corridor sq. from Changarabad with a hope to earn most enterprise on Saturday and Sunday,” Zulfiqar, who cleaned perspirations with handkerchief informed APP.

“The drum beaters have pinned excessive hops from winter season attributable to a rise of marriages, engagements, festivals and hopefully the upcoming winter would convey happiness to the worth hike hit group,” he stated, including the price of dhols had been additionally elevated attributable to value hike and inflation.

“Two years in the past, the worth of a dhol was Rs20,000 together with beating plates that now jumped to Rs30,000,” he stated, including poor drummers economically endure in case injury to their dhols,” he stated.

“Largely throughout monsoon season, the dhol with a beating plate of pores and skin will get dampened and likewise affected in sizzling climate circumstances, incurring substantial monetary losses to them,” he stated, including plastic beating plates had been largely imported from overseas works for longer intervals of time.

Naseeb Ali, one other dhol participant, who belonged to Lahore stated that he was pleased with his occupation that helped his youngsters attain as much as college degree schooling.

He stated that drum beaters had been being most well-liked over DJs as a result of it was cost-efficient and required no electrical energy or costly preparations.

Generally known as Ustad, Naseeb stated, “I had despatched two dhols for restore and the third one inherited from my elder brother was being utilized in marriages, birthday events, mehndi, political gatherings, weeding and different joyful events,” he stated.

He hoped that their enterprise would additional shine in the course of the upcoming Normal Elections.

“The incomes of a dhol participant relies upon upon the monetary place of the employed social gathering. Typically, we earn Rs5,000 and generally pocket Rs20,000 per program on weekend,” he stated, including a pair of dhol gamers usually expenses Rs2,000 from the shoppers per program.

On weekends, the standard drum-beaters had been additionally seen ready for patrons at Ghandhara and Hayatabad Chowk the place dhol lovers rent them for festivals. The folks paid 1000’s to those drummers carrying white and yellow clothes regardless of advance music tools and DJs to provide a standard contact to their weddings.

“I got here to Inexperienced Shadi Corridor Chowk to rent a pair of dhol gamers for engagement of my son that was price environment friendly in comparison with DJs apart from can simply be carried out in indoor operate and out of doors actions” stated Haider Zaman, a resident of Wapda City Peshawar.

Haider stated that his father had additionally employed a standard dhol participant throughout his marriage 40 years in the past.

Famend TV star, Javed Babar (delight of efficiency) stated previously when a Pashto or Urdu movie was launched within the metropolis, 1000’s of movie lovers on drumbeats gathered outdoors the cinema homes and cheered for his or her favorite hero/heroine that was “now hardly seen at the moment” in Peshawar attributable to progress of social media platforms.

He stated one decade in the past cinema was flourishing incomes most capital with vital contributions by drummers to mobilize followers whereas lately its progress was adversely affected by the mushroom progress of social media platforms.

He stated Peshawar has began shedding the decades-old cinema homes, which have been transformed into commerce and industrial plazas depriving 1000’s of movie lovers of leisure.

Regardless of wealthy cultural heritage,  Peshawar had misplaced seven cinemas attributable to an absence of manufacturing of recent movies in Urdu and Pashto, excessive property taxes on cinemas, safety considerations and commercialization.

Out of 15 cinemas in Peshawar, the seven oldest cinema homes together with Shabistan (Firdus), Palwasha, Capital, Falak Sair, Novelty, Metro, Sabrina and Ihsrat had been demolished and transformed into commerce and industrial centres and resorts for financial positive factors.

The remaining few cinemas in Peshawar Metropolis together with Arshad Cinema, Sabreena, Aaeena, Naz and Shama additionally appeared largely abandoned as a result of unavailability of recent movies, high-production movie price, pathetic seating amenities and unsatisfactory method by the previous governments in the direction of the movie trade.

“I got here to Peshawar to observe my favorite Pashto movie at Arshad Cinema after the closure of two cinemas together with ‘Taj’ in Mardan and was very disillusioned after seeing restricted numbers of film followers,” stated Nasir Khan, a Pashto movie lover and resident of Katlang Mardan Metropolis.

He stated the revival of cinema was crucial for schooling, Data and infotainment.

Gohar Khan, Supervisor of Sabrina Cinema, informed APP that providers of conventional dhol gamers had been employed earlier than the screening of recent movies to draw folks.

He stated cinema tradition was declining in Peshawar attributable to poor high quality of movies, digicam work and value hikes apart from mushroom progress of cinema as dhol tradition.

He stated the rising month-to-month vitality payments, employees salaries and property taxes had added to the monetary difficulties of cinema house owners.

The specialists demanded particular packages for cinema house owners, producers and administrators to advertise the leisure trade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In addition they urged Govt to supply monetary aid to dhol gamers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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9 of household murdered in Malakand over home dispute



PESHAWAR: In a stunning incident that unfolded on Wednesday morning, 9 members of a household have been gunned down inside their residence within the suburban space of Bagardara Khar, situated in Batkhela Tehsil of Malakand Division.

The victims, consisting of 4 ladies, three males, and two kids, have been shot lifeless by unidentified gunmen whereas they have been sleeping.

Upon receiving the distressing info, the personnel of the Levies Drive promptly responded and rushed to the positioning of the heinous crime.

The our bodies of the deceased have been then transferred to Batkhela hospital for additional investigation and autopsy examination.

Batkhela Assistant Commissioner Shakeel Ahmed Khan has said that preliminary findings point out that the motive behind this horrifying incident stems from a home dispute.

An instantaneous investigation has been launched, and authorities are diligently working to apprehend the accountable people.

The local people has been left in a state of shock and grief following this mindless act of violence, the police stated. The authorities urged residents to stay calm and affected person as they labored to make sure justice is served.

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Deadly explosions in Bannu go away one useless and 12 injured



PESHAWAR: In a tragic incident in Bannu metropolis of southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a sequence of hand grenade explosions claimed the life of 1 particular person and left 12 others injured.

The explosions occurred in the course of the early hours of Sunday when two hand grenades had been thrown on the residence of native resident Zia ur-Rahman, based on the police.

The explosions resulted within the lack of one particular person’s life, whereas 11 others, together with girls and youngsters, sustained wounds.

Instant motion was taken by the authorities, who swiftly transported the injured victims and the deceased particular person to the district headquarters hospital.

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